Cosmic Lounge Chair by Gerardo Ríos

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Cosmic

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Lounge Chair

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the fashion current “atom punk”, this piece has the noble visage of the Victorian era chairs, while showing the angular and dynamic lines of the 60’s futuristic rockets. The vertices emulate the rear fenders of the 1959 cars, and its structure has no square angles, which gives it a very impressive dynamism that requires being the center of attention in any room.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In addition to the dynamic and sumptuous beauty of this chair, it is amazingly comfortable to sit in a relaxed position, which makes it ideal for a living room. It´s multilayer cushion with electric support allows a perfect fit to anyone.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The amplitude and ergonomics of the chair allows various types of accommodation for an average person. It can be used as a rest or reading chair. The design provides a very modern architectural style for retro modern spaces.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project took 16 weeks from the first sketches to the final prototype for mass production, made in the laboratory and prototype design in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The built in base is made with German beech wood, and is assembled with a structure of solid poplar wood using aluminum angular reinforcements. All fit together to allow for maximum strength and timely follow-up to the intended design.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
700 mm W x 820 mm D x 760 mm H

TAGS:
Living room, comfortable, lounge chair, cosmic, relaxed position, ergonomic

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Laboratory tests and vector engineering studies were necessary to achieve that the angular lines connect in a reliable and durable way. The cushion system took a special study to allow perfect ergonomics.

CHALLENGE:
The design of the manufacturing process, with high-tech machinery took a series of prototypes for maximum performance of the materials and the optimization of process automation. The piece was completely finished by hand in the upholstery, providing a particular character.

ADDED DATE:
2015-06-30 19:42:41

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Gerardo Ríos

IMAGE CREDITS:
Ricardo López

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
G. Rios Furniture & Design

PROFILE:
G.Rios is a design furniture brand dedicated to produce unique, stylish, art quality furniture that comes to life from the sometimes urgent need to express his creator's and sole designer's desires, inspirations and love of all things beautiful. Art crafted one by one, mostly by hand focused in an art approach of sensual interactivity with the expectator / user. Created to be luxurious unique pieces of design, their target market is mainly art collectors and people that apreciate and can afford a unique piece of art for a rich senseful space at home or office.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Cosmic Lounge Chair by Gerardo Ríos is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Cosmic Lounge Chair by Gerardo Ríos is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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