This 3D printed chair looks like it was designed for high-end clients and up-scale markets. Luca Brenton’s creation, for Wetzels and Brown Partners’ interior aboard the CNB100 Chrisco yacht, was realized by the minds of Formakers. As a chair, the design achieves its essential objective: to connect a human’s body to the floor comfortably. Aesthetically however, the plastic-like shell looks singed as if it were dipped in acid and left out to cool.
When on the deck of the yacht, however, the same cratered shell of the dining chair mimics the waves of the ocean in a surprisingly architecturally contextual way. As part of the interior, the chair looks comfortable situated at the dining table invitingly. As far as the colour scheme goes, the variation of the black stem and white stem makes the piece of furniture resemble something you’d find aboard the main ship in the 2005 film, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The form of the design looks like a champagne glass, which is why it’s so easy to associate it with the upper-class. This form also looks uncomfortable to move around, leaving it room bound.
by Thelma Ndebele