The Parabola Chair continues to make a name for itself with winning the 2014 Red Dot Design Award. The Parabola Chair first gained attention after winning the 2013 ICFF Studio Award, the GOOD DESIGN Award, and was exhibited at Bergdorf Goodman and institutions like The Chicago Athenaeum and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design.
Created by architect and product designer Carlo Aiello, who established the L.A.-based furniture brand ENSSO last year, the Parabola Chair is the result of two years spent doing research and development. Evidently, Aiello's efforts were recognized.
Aiello also set up a Kickstarter campaign that could bring the Parabola Chair to the masses.
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"The design derived from the mathematical analysis of hyperbolic paraboloids and their strong structural characteristics of minimal surface thickness and long spans. The research focused on the potential of calibrating these surfaces to the human body."
Materials and Size:
Fabricated in polished stainless steel, the Parabola Chair is ideal for indoors and outdoors
Frame: Stainless Steel Width = 35” (89cm); Length = 40” (102cm); Height = 37” (94cm) Seat Height= 17” (43cm)
Optional Fabric Cushions: 57% Nylon, 43% Wool (Classic Boucle Fabric - evocative of traditional hand woven textiless)
"Two paraboloids merge into a single surface that serves as seating, backrest, and armrest supported by a lightweight frame. The outcome is a highly sculptural chair seen as an open mesh that allows light and space to flow through -- a porous visual statement."
The Parabola Chair cushions also come in enticingly named colors like Aegean Blue, Onyx Black, Lemon Chartreuse, and Crimson Red, as seen in the thumbnails below.
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