Bjarke Ingels Designed the VIA57 Chair As an Homage to His West Side Tetrahedron

May 23, 2016

For those of us who love the unusual shape and dramatic angles of Bjarke Ingels‘ famed VIA 57 WEST tetrahedron, but aren’t in the market to pay $3,800 a month for a one-bedroom (or didn’t qualify for the building’s affordable housing lottery), there’s now a way to bring a piece of the starchitecture into our own homes.

Dezeen reveals the VIA57 chair, designed by Ingels for furniture brand Fritz Hansen along with KiBiSi to mark the completion of the pyramid-shaped building. “The rotated corners allow a variety of social configurations while also evoking the tetrahedronical geometry of its parent architecture,” he explains.

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The upholstered chair, which was originally designed for the lobby and public spaces, features four splayed wooden legs and a triangular shaped seat that connects to the angled back. According to the Danish architect, it “combines Scandinavian simplicity and elegance with American comfort and generosity.”

[Via Dezeen]


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