GVAL is a product that brings surprising and playful use to an object as ordinary as everyday’s chair.
In doing so, it pays homage to the most archetypical of all production materials, wood, in its most natural form: a tree. The shape of the chair and the texture of alternating sheets of plywood is inspired by pattern of tree rings, which in a way represent tree’s memory: each ring usually marks the of one year in the life of the tree.
+ First prize of the category Making Chairs of the interational competition Art On Chairs, awarded by the Paredes Center of Furniture Design. Product developed with Gustavo Reboredo, Louis Sicard & Nenad Katic.