2022 Galleries

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Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Cassily ZHAO - Product Designer
Design Type: Product & industrial, Furniture
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College of Design
Website: https://www.cassilyzhao.com/
Team Members: no

When a lounge chair becomes a part of the residential home, it lives with its users. It is no longer an ordinary chair but an essential element that creates the harmony of space. Bringing natural elements into homes can help the users soak in the undeniable benefits of spending time with Mother Nature. In this case, Älskar is about reconnecting to nature through design and physical form; finding the balance between speediness and slowness, vivaciousness and silence, exploring colors, materials, shapes, and feelings we get from visiting nature. The base takes the form of a nest to have the leaves nestle in, thus giving the users a feeling of belonging and security. The shape of the back and seat express the form of leaves and petals wrapping, overlapping, and intersecting in nature. The smooth curves and round edges create a softer, friendlier, inviting comfort.