Infinity Chair

by STUDIO SEBASTIAN JANSSON

Sebastian Jansson is fascinated by the symbolic dimension that shapes acquire in our environment. Currently based in Paris, he has been working on a concept that reflects his perception of the role of shapes and materials as symbols in their own right. The structure of his Infinity chair was determi

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Product Name
Infinity Chair
Designer
STUDIO SEBASTIAN JANSSON

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Chairs
Chairs
Children's furniture
Child's chairs

Sebastian Jansson is fascinated by the symbolic dimension that shapes acquire in our environment. Currently based in Paris, he has been working on a concept that reflects his perception of the role of shapes and materials as symbols in their own right. The structure of his Infinity chair was determined by close analysis and observation of natural postures and sit-to-stand movements, and his choice of shapes and materials infuses it with a strong symbolic charge. In his designs, style is never the starting point: It is a consequence of the infinite visual simplicty he achieves through total unity between symbolism, structure, materials and the human beings he had in mind when carrying out his initial research. Hence, the natural fluidity of this Infinity chair. His sources of inspiration? The desire to create a symbol of "continuity and endlessness, in itself a strong reference" and a sense of transparency. To Jansson, "transparency is about honesty" and this symbolic aspect "permeates through the object". Though made of stainless steel, the cantilever structure of the legs flows naturally into the actual seat (for which he used 6mm Polycarbonate folded by thermoforming) and this continuity in turn provides flexibility designed to adjust to the user's various natural postures. Once again, a highly personal and playful approach to a complex brief. A rigid structure provides support and comfort. Jansson compares it to "an ice cube melting before our eyes" but the result is far fromt cold.

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