A chair makes fun of the qualities of concrete

New York’s Bower Studios plays with the perceptual effects of material and transform the stylized outline of Egyptian seats into a pretext for experimenting with unexpected applications of cement.

Produced exclusively for the limited-edition design gallery The Future Perfect, Concrete Melt Chair is developed by Bower Studios' New York-based designers as a play on perceptions between the semantics of the material and its distorted – and therefore ironic – application. Little more than a stool given the very low height of the backrest, the chair has a linear silhouette that is inspired by the seats of ancient Egypt.

What changes its outline is the concrete casting that covers the thin brass frame and that, touching the floor, overlaps on itself forming soft folds. The experimentation of Concrete Melt Chair is also taken up by Marble Melt Chair, a piece from the same line that uses green marble on the same brass profile.

Concrete Melt Chair
Designers :
Bower Studios

Latest on Design

Latest on Domus

Read more
China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram