2023 Galleries

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Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Cassily Zhao
Design Type: Product & industrial, Furniture
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College of Design
Website: https://www.cassilyzhao.com/
Team Members: Cassily Zhao

Älskar is a lounge chair that seamlessly integrates nature into residential living spaces. Crafted with care and attention to detail, this chair is made of plywood, preserving its natural texture and beauty. The design of Älskar is a testament to the inherent connection between humans, homes, and the natural world. Inspired by the graceful forms of Ginkgo leaves, Älskar features back and seat components that express the organic beauty of nature. The smooth curves and round edges create an inviting and comfortable seating experience, inviting you to relax and unwind. As you settle into the chair, you'll feel embraced by its gentle and friendly design. The base of Älskar is shaped like a nest, symbolizing a sense of security and peace. This design element allows the leaves, which represent the back and seat, to nestle within the base, providing a harmonious and cozy environment. The chair's form integrates seamlessly with the surrounding residential interior, creating a space where you can feel the harmony of nature and the warmth of home.