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Horizon Chair

Bombay Atelier Product
Image by Tezos

The Story

The horizon line is a place where the sky meets the ocean. Here, the land and the sea blend together seamlessly, and there are no boundaries or borders.

The Horizon chair is designed to show the freedom of not being chained down to a physical border. In a world that seems to be more divided every day, the Horizon chair is designed to break down the barriers of ownership.

Home is not always a physical place. For many of us, it's a feeling we carry within us. Growing up myself in varied cultures, I have come to realise that home is not an earthly location but a state of mind. We are all living in an increasingly globalized world and as we move around more frequently, it can be hard to feel a sense of belonging.

When I stand at the edge of a coast and look out to sea, there are no borders, no boundaries, no divisions; there's just an infinity of ocean that seems to stretch on forever. It's humbling to be part of something so much larger than myself. Through the Horizon chair, I hope to evoke the sense that belonging goes beyond our physical geographies- it transcends time, distance and culture.

The Design

The Horizon Chair is the result of an experiment in linear perspective techniques. The horizon line forms the backbone of the design, and using it as a starting point, several study models were created to determine the best version of a vanishing perspective.

These were then refined further for the seating angle, as well as for the overall ergonomics of the chair. Looking at the chair, it is as though the backrest is vanishing off into the horizon. The plywood is bent using steam and clamped, and then shaped to create the perspective.

The cushioned seat is then formed along the plywood to create the backrest and seating. The backrest of this chair is tilted at a specific degree, creating the illusion of a symmetrical form and accentuating the overall shape. The chair also has a soft curve in the centre, which makes it wide and comfortable to lounge on.

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