2020 Galleries

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Galleries // 2020 Spark:Spring Student // Pli Lounge Seating

Pli Lounge Seating


Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Fangyi Gao
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College of Design
Team Members: Fangyi Gao

Pli is an exploration of the anatomy of lounge chairs and pushes boundaries to redefine the design language of a seating surface. Pli is a minimal yet playful interpretation of the rhythms of light and shadow inspired by the elements of repetition seen in modern and classical architecture. Challenging the traditional anatomy of a lounge chair, Pli manipulates heavy-duty felt into a pleat-like structure that is stable enough to support a user’s body weight and provides a padded and comfortable backrest. Pli is designed with ease of disassembly in mind for color customization and cleaning.