The story behind this Lo Res Chair by United Nude is quite interesting:
United Nude is a brand founded by Dutch architect and designer Rem D. Koolhaas (not the Rem Koolhaas of OMA who is Rem D.’s uncle) and British 7th generation of famous shoe makers Galahad Clark. (I’ve walked on several of their Desert Boots).
The first shoe of United Nude is the Möbius shoe which was inspired by a chair, the Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Now United Nude has teamed up with Rapidform and formed Lo Res Project. They had used Rapidform already to design several shoes and took this one step further. They scanned an existing design, in this case the Panton Chair and morphed it into something else.
So the circle is round: The designer who initially was inspired by a chair to design a shoe was now inspired by the design process of his shoes to create a chair.
4 thoughts on “Lo Res Chair by United Nude”
This chair reminds me of the work of french artist Xavier Veilhan who exhibited his sculptures in Versailles .
I think this is a super cool chair – how much is it and where can I buy it?
Great interpretation of Verner Panton classic. It reminds me of a piece by Zaha Hadid…
War gerade auf der Suche nach tollen Barhocker und bin jetzt hier auaf der Seite gelandet ich finde das Barhocker sehr eine Bar aufwerten kÃ¶nnen und wenn die Barhock dann auch noch Stylisch sind ist es doch perfeckt !!!