• Designer: Xander Bremer; Name of chair: Swoop Chair; Material: Laminated cherry plywood; Dimensions: 30"x20"x20". The Swoop Chair brings modern vacuum technology to the plywood lamination technique pioneered by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1940's. Swoop re-imagines the Eames' lounge chair for the 21st century.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Wei Li; Chair Name: Daydream; Material: Fiberglass; Dimensions: 42 w “ 36 h “ 33” d. A chair for daydreaming. A chair to help you escape from reality and enter a wonderland that exists in your imagination. The right question to ask about this chair is not ' does it sit', but 'does it float?'

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Katie Zhou; Chair Name: Sumo; Materials: Maple, steel; Dimensions: 4' x 3' x 3' (l w h). In an effort to balance form with comfort, Sumo is designed to create conversation, while also allowing the user to enjoy a relaxed sitting experience. It explores continuity and disruption, as the legs and neck look as if they were one stem that was split apart. The chair communicates ease with its wide and curvaceous shape.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Kevin McElroy; Chair Name: The Chloe Rocker; Materials: Walnut, Knoll "Hopsack" 100% wool fabric, latex foam; Dimensions: 44" L x 24" W x 43" H. The Chloe Rocker is an heirloom chair, built for my wife to rock to sleep our soon-to-be-born son or daughter. I look forward to growing old in this chair and passing it on one day.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Lea Eaton; Chair Name: Charlie Chair; Materials: Bent Plywood, Steel Bar, Leather; Dimensions: 35" x 25" x 25". A structure composed of three typically planar materials manipulated into curved and organic shapes. Each material incorporated changes with time and use, allowing the user to shape the chair themselves.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: NY Kim; Chair Name: The Butterfly Chair; Material: Fiberglass; Dimensions: 52"H x 31"W x 32"L. The butterfly chair is inspired by the classic wing back chairs. The two fiberglass parts are attached at the bottom of the seat, composing elegant harmony of curves and forms. The key to the design was to create a comfortable and private space in which one can spend a whole day reading and dreaming.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Michael Beck; Chair Name: Stargazer; Materials: African Mahogany, Felt; Dimensions: 46"L 23"W x 43"H. Stargazer carves out a place for observation, relaxation, and reflection in the most unlikely of spaces. The inspiration for Stargazer came from a sculpture of the same name by Linda Scott. Her piece overlooks Route 111, and serves as a sign that my journey home is almost complete. Similarly, my Stargazer is collapsible and comes with me wherever home may be. Stargazer's deep seat and robust form allow for a secure and private sitting space. At the same time, planar surfaces and a dramatic recline keep the sitter exposed to the world around them and in full view of the stars above.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Rupa Chaturvedi; Chair Name: Pathos; Material: Stainless steel; Dimensions: H- 40" W - 20" L- 24". To me, Pathos is not a chair but an exploration of materials, forms and techniques that have eluded me for a long time. My desire was to create a futuristic, sculptural form with a new, innovative material. Made from a unique metal weave in stainless steel, Pathos will remain a souvenir of my journey, learning and explorations.

    Anja Ulfeldt
  • Designer: Nicholas Chen; Chair Name: Tangerine; Materials: Maple Plywood, Fiberglass; Dimensions: 18.5" W x 26" L x 31" H. In designing Tangerine, I wanted to explore the power of expression — to give the inanimate a feeling of aliveness. My goal was to imply, from a distance, a sense of playfulness, comfort, and elegance. To do so, I used a warm color palette and an organic visual style to bind an otherwise unconventional pairing of wood and fiberglass.

    Anja Ulfeldt

The Chair – June 6-30

See eleven unique and beautiful chairs designed by students enrolled in ARTSTUDI 262, The Chair, taught by John Edmark. Each chairs’ design and fabrication was informed by historical reference, anthropometrics, form studies, intensive user testing and materials investigations.

Meet the Stanford students who designed and fabricated the chairs at the opening reception on June 6 at 3:30.

The chairs will be on view June 6-30th in the Art & Architecture Library in the Cummings Building.