Chris Palmer: Stainless Steel LoungePosted: June 7, 2012
Chris Palmer gives a second life to bulk and industrial materials, creating the modern Stainless Steel Lounge. The stainless panels seen here were originally used in factory bread baking, and then later, architecturally. Soft leather binds the walnut frame to the mesh seat uniting natural and man-made materials. The end result is the perfect combination of visual pleasantry and material intrigue.
From Chris Palmer: The project began by hammer forming the stainless panel. After understanding how the material acts after forming I was able to develop a frame which accommodates the natural abilities of the panel. Even though the stainless does not look like a normal chair seat and back it will flex into a very comfortable position when used. Stainless Steel Lounge uses also walnut and leather in construction. This stainless panel provides flex in one direction and rigidity in another direction. By arranging the panel on a frame in this way it absorbs the human body in a very comfortable and custom way.