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Parabola Chair Wins 2013 ICFF Studio Award
Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 |

Los Angeles-based architect and product designer Carlo Aiello has shared with us his Parabola Chair design which recently won him the prestigious International Contemporary Furniture Fair Studio Award. The chair will be exhibited during the upcoming ICFF, May 18-21 in New York, and is currently on display at Bergdorf Goodman windows.

Winner of the 2013 ICFF Studio Award: Parabola Chair by Carlo Aiello (Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello)

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Winner of the 2013 ICFF Studio Award: Parabola Chair by Carlo Aiello (Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello)

Project Description from the Designer:

The design intention of the Parabola Chair was to create a simple and porous yet highly sculptural chair. The challenge was to achieve a single surface that serves as seating, armrest, and backrest supported by a minimal structure. Although the chair exhibits curvatures in two directions (hyperbolic paraboloid) all its components are straight and easy to manufacture. In order to achieve perfect comfort both curvatures were carefully calibrated to hold the body in the best position.  

Material: Chrome-plated steel
Dimensions: W= 28", L= 38", H= 36.5"

Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

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Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

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Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

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Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

Drawings (Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello)

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Drawings (Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello)

Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

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Image courtesy of Carlo Aiello

Carlo Aiello (1978) graduated from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York City in 2004. After collaborating with Asymptote Architecture and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill he established his design studio in Los Angeles, California. Carlo has been Juror at the World Architecture Festival, AIA Miami, AIA Los Angeles, and the Krob Competition. Since 2010 he is Faculty at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC) where he teaches architectural design.



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prize, product design, furniture, chair, icff, carlo aiello
Comments:
sullka
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Pretty good design.

I had the same idea, but somehow different approach, for the ONE GOOD CHAIR design competition back in 2009.

Here's a sample:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jedisalf/8723309292/

Sullkahater
usa
Thursday, June 27, 2013
not even close buddy. Stop trying to ride the hype!

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