The Linea Chair is inspired by the vibrant, visually arresting lines found in Los Angeles, from twisting overpasses to the gestural sensuality of the Getty Center to the word paintings of quintessential L.A. artist Ed Ruscha. Linea is an investigation into how a two-dimensional ribbon of material, continuous and unbroken, can be transformed into a three-dimensional form. At the same time, it explores the unique material possibilities of laminate. Made from bent steel powder-coated in a neon red-orange evoking taillights on the L.A. freeways, Linea is covered in walnut laminate, a nod to L.A.'s storied mid-century design heritage.
A winner in the 2012 Wilsonart Chair Competition, Linea was recently exhibited at the 2012 ICFF, May 19-22, in New York City and the 2012 NeoCon, June 11-13, in Chicago.