The Zest Chair by Nancy Chu

Spotted the Zest Chair by Nancy Chu (who is an industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati) at Chair Designers’ Club group on Facebook, then further research led me to the post about it on

Zest explores the contrast between hard folds and soft curves. The clean lines of one surface give an impression of rigidity, whereas the delaminating surface seems lax as it bends over the sleigh legs. As one surface “peels away” from each other an intrigueing negative space pulls the eye in with an unexpected pop of color. Powder coated sheet metal and bent steel rods.