SHELL CHAIR BY MARCO SOUSA SANTOS
Posted on February 1, 2013 by admin
Imagine the basic form of the seashell. The elegant shape, eye-catching, contrasting a cylindrical cushion. The shell is a lounge chair delivered with 4 cilindric cushions made of natural cotton fabric designed by Marco Sousa Santos. It is basically a hand-assembled piece made out of plywood. The Lisbon-based designer created it out of an array of wooden pieces disperse into a cocoon shape and supported by organically emerging legs. The birch plywood is digitally cut and then assembled by hand by Portuguese artisans, incorporating both modern and traditional techniques. The ribs are designed with the intention to hold pillows and cushion which would adjust to different persons’ body shape while allowing each user to personalize their own seating view. The result is utterly unique.