• Diatom Small Varnished Transparent Armchair
  • Diatom Small Varnished Transparent Armchair
  • Diatom Small Varnished Transparent Armchair
  • Diatom Small Varnished Transparent Armchair

Diatom Small Varnished Transparent Armchair

ROSS LOVEGROVE | 2014

Ross Lovegrove has described how much during his boyhood he loved looking at the fossils that came into view in the rocks along the shore near his home when the tide went out. Ever since, those observations of that ancestral and mysterious beauty present in forms of nature have continued to illumine and inspire his thinking and the design projects he produces. Diatom, a stackable aluminium chair, takes its shape from the frustum of a diatom, this primordial single-cell organism with silica skeleton found in bodies of water the world over. Refined ornamental geometry in three-dimensions, a marvel of structure devised from exploring the rules of mathematics that dictate the vegetative development of living organisms. Production adopts a technology developed in the automotive sector to reduce both the weight and the production cost of the seats; die-cast aluminium sheeting ensures the lightest weight and eliminates the need for steel while ensuring equivalent levels of performance. Varnished aluminum with protective transparent or lacquered.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Height: 43-77 cm
Length: 72 cm
Width: 63 cm
Weight: 10 kg

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Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.Today the company is headed by the second generation of the Moroso family- Roberto, the CEO, and Patrizia, the Art Director,- and is an example of how a small Italian artisan-owner company has evolved since it was run until the nineties by Agostino Moroso. The company has always been open to new ideas, from its origins in post-war Italy where there was a culture of doing things and doing them well, Moroso has been farsighted, daring and certain of the advantage of combining craftsmanship and tailoring with industrial processing techniques to create unique products and by drawing on the worlds of industrial design, contemporary art and fashion.Along with its product catalogue, the culmination of thirty years work in design and expression, Moroso offers customers its design and production expertise to create customized projects for the contract and luxury residential sectors. Our ability to offer unique products is thanks to the combined talents of our 70 master artisans, our network of trusted suppliers, the use of high quality materials and a true attention to detail.

Born in 1958, Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career at Frogdesign, where he was assigned to projects for Apple and Sony. Lovegrove went

on to work throughout Europe, then later returned to England. Since founding his own design practice in 1986, he has collaborated with some of the world’s most outstanding design manufacturers. He is currently working on a number of projects in Japan where he enjoys unparalleled success as a European designer.

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 72 x 63 x 43-77 cm