Going Fast Inspires Sitting Still

Going Fast Inspires Sitting Still
Arts & Culture
Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 8 june 2009

Here’s a couple of new examples of automotive aesthetics inspiring furniture. Maybe if parking a car in the living room to admire is out of the question, one of these chairs might be a good substitute. The series above is from Laisr, a Switzerland based company created by bicycle designers Torgny Fjeldskaar and Javier Alberich. Their first project is called ch.air, a full carbon fibre chair made utilizing an innovative manufacturing process borrowed from the bicycle industry. The pair produced these special edition models finished with paintjobs inspired by classic race car graphics.

The Sprint stool from designer Jang Yoon caught our eye at the recent ICFF show. Jang mentioned to us that while attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA for industrial design, he was interested in what the students study in the transportation design studio were doing. The dynamic shapes Jang used in creating the Sprint stool really gives it a sense of motion.

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