halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber developed by formula 1 engineers
 
halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber developed by formula 1 engineers halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber developed by formula 1 engineers
aug 05, 2014

halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber developed by formula 1 engineers

‘halo chair’ by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber developed by formula 1 engineers
all images courtesy hypetex

 

 

 

hypetex, the high performance brand best known for having introduced the world to colored carbon fiber, has collaborated with furniture designer michael sodeau to create a limited edition lounge chair. entitled ‘halo’, the lightweight object is produced entirely from hypetex, a material developed by engineers from formula one, and has been designed to utilize the unique properties of the new composite.

halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber engineered by formula 1

 

 

thin tapered supports connect the circular back to the rear legs, giving the impression that the back is floating independently from the seat pan. to emphasize a visual lightness that reflects the qualities of the material, the thin wing-shaped carbon-fiber seating surface sits on three legs, which also provide a level of stability. the ‘halo’ lounge chair will be displayed during the 2014 london design festival at designjunction, where it makes its official debut.

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the ‘halo’ lounge chair by michael sodeau appears round from the rear

 

 

‘the material offers a lot of freedom from a design point of view,’ sodeau tells designboom. ‘it enabled us to create a mono-material design, so aesthetically we can have a strong dynamic shape with one material over the whole object.’

 

‘we were looking to create a very graphic form, something that would have a strong identity,’ he adds, ‘hence idea of the disc on the back of the chair. the contoured shape interacts perfectly with light creating vibrant refractions on the surface of the material. when the chair is viewed from behind it hides what is in front, adding a playful quality that only reveals its full shape as you walk around it.’

halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber engineered by formula 1

 thin tapered supports connect the circular back to the rear legs, giving the chair a floating impression

 

 


video courtesy hypetex

halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber engineered by formula 1

the colored carbon fiber was designed by formula one engineers

halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber engineered by formula 1
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halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber engineered by formula 1
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halo chair by michael sodeau uses carbon fiber engineered by formula 1
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  • A nice chair design. I was personally working on a very similar overall shape but then in a soft-seating appearance.

    rjw elsinga says:
  • reminds me B&O’s A9 Airplay

    A.K. says:

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