Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sebastian Gronemeyer Orchid Chair
Designer Sebastian Gronemeyer took inspiration from the delicate forms of orchid leaves to create this unnamed chair. The smooth organic curves are actually quite ergonomic. Both the seat and backrest slightly flex to really mount you in when you sit. Tho thin, the reinforced fiberglass material is plenty strong. They’re supported by tubular steel rods mounted on rubber shocks for extra comfort.
The German-born Gronemeyer has now invented his own feminine seating, The Orchid Chair. “Inspired by the leaves of an orchid,” The Orchid Chair undulates in serpentine parabolas—and if that sounds sexy, it’s because it is. Formed from one piece of molded reinforced fiberglass shell mounted on a chrome tubular steel base, The Orchid Chair connects to its base by rubber shock mounts—smooth, in other words.
When you lean back, the chair gives beneath your weight (sort of like an embrace or a return to the womb), making The Orchid’s engineering as welcoming as its pleasurable shape. Definitely an eye catching piece I could see fit in well with both modern and traditional homes.
Designer: Sebastian Gronemeyer