ARCHITECT's Selin Ashaboglu reports that international firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has designed two chairs— Bow and Rise—for Spanish 3D printing and robotic manufacturing company Nagami's debut exhibition, "Brave New World: Re-thinking Design in the New Age of Technology," which will be showcased at a pop-up showroom as part of Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan.
The two 3D-printed chairs, designed by ZHA principal Patrik Schumacher, will be displayed alongside creations by Welsh industrial designer Ross Lovegrove and London-based designer Daniel Widrig from April 17–22.
The Bow and Rise chairs were printed via "a pellet-extruder using raw particles made of biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) materials from renewable sources—such as corn starch—that also provide lightness and stability," according to a ZHA press release. The outer shell of the 46"-tall Bow chair is tinted in opaque black while the inside is a translucent pink; the 42"-tall Rise chair combines translucent aquamarine with an orange interior. Each piece borrows both structural and aesthetic elements from nature, according to the firm.Read More