Ravioli Chair

A work made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester shell and polyurethane foam seat with upholstery fabric.
© Greg Lynn FORM.

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  • A work made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester shell and polyurethane foam seat with upholstery fabric.

Date:

2005

Artist:

Greg Lynn
American, born 1964

Manufactured by Vitra
Swiss, founded Germany 1950

About this artwork

Internationally renowned architect Greg Lynn interpreted his version of classical upholstered furniture with his Ravioli chair. Known as a pioneer in the field of digital architecture, Lynn applied the same working methods and processes to expand his work into the field of industrial design, with the belief that the tools and techniques of architectural production can be translated into the design of products. Utilizing digital software, he manipulated the form of a flat square to create volume and mass to develop a piece of furniture. The fiberglass-reinforced construction of the chair is comprised of two shells with a curving perimeter designed to interlock with an ottoman. When used en masse, the chairs make a continuous undulating plane. The bulbous massing that forms the chair is highlighted by the color variations on the surface of the chair’s upholstery.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Greg Lynn (Designer)

Title

Ravioli Chair

Date

2005

Medium

Fiberglass-reinforced polyester shell and polyurethane foam seat with upholstery fabric

Dimensions

82 x 88 x 88 cm (32 1/4 x 34 5/8 x 34 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Vitra, Inc.

Reference Number

2007.331

Copyright

© Greg Lynn FORM.

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