At Design Miami 2016 was unveiled a new version of Zaha Hadid’s folded Kuki chair this time made in carbon-fibre.
The already existing design was previously made in plastic, but this version is a masterpiece made from a single sheet of Hypetex, a coloured carbon-fibre composite material originally developed by Formula One engineers for cars. This is for sure a ever lasting chair.
The original chair, created for Italian brand Sawaya & Moroni, was folded from one round piece of plastic.
Hypetex worked with the architect’s product design studio, to replicate the form of the original in carbon fibre. The chair is created by creasing a carbon fibre sheet along two vertical lines, so its edges almost meet at the back. It is then given a 90-degree bend in the middle to differentiate the seat and backrest.
The strength and lightness of the Hypetex material lends itself perfectly to Zaha Hadid’s imaginative designs, and the Kuki is another stunning piece of design that reminds us of Zaha’s brilliance,” said Marc Cohen, CEO of Hypetex.
The chair has been given a shiny transparent finish that allows the grain of the Hypetex material to show through. The pattern created by the material replaces the curved lines that were etched into the plastic version.
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The limited-edition carbon-fibre Kuki was launched during Design Miami 2016. The original plastic chair was designed for Sawaya & Moroni. Kuki is a playful, sculptural, volume generated from a single surface that allows simple rhythms, curvatures and folds. Scorings and slices have been introduced to amplify the dynamism within the geometry of the design.
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