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This is a Spun. It was designed by Heatherwick Studio and Thomas Heatherwick and collaborator: Haunch of Venison. It is dated 2007–2011. Its medium is spun metal.

Can a rotationally symmetrical form make a comfortable chair?
Metal spinning is used to make circular objects such as timpani drums and gas cylinders. The studio wondered if it could use this technique to make a chair with a completely symmetrical rotational form. Experimentation produced an ergonomic form that works as a seat regardless of its orientation. At college, Heatherwick studied with a silversmith skilled at making large objects. Working with Haunch of Venison gallery, the studio used metal spinning to produce a series of unique highly finished pieces in different metals and, in collaboration with Italian furniture manufacturer Magis, they developed a rotation-molded chair in plastic.

It is credited Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.

  • Plank Furniture
  • olive, ash, metal.
  • Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
  • HSP.04
  • Extrusions
  • extruded electroless-nickleplated aluminum.
  • Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
  • HSP.25

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Its dimensions are

H x diam. (Coriolus Spun Chair): 64.8 × 90.2 cm (25 1/2 × 35 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.

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