Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a linchpin in mid-century Danish furniture designs. One of Wegner’s most acclaimed concepts is the designer’s CH07 lounge chair created in 1963. Zaha Hadid Architects recently unveiled a stone and carbon fiber version of the iconic household item that was initially crafted out of laminated wood and upholstered textiles. The architecture firm joined forces with London-based engineering company AKT-II and the University of Westminister to conduct heavy research and experimentation to produce the thin stone chair.
“What we tried to combine materials to allow the stone to perform in compression and the carbon fibre to take the tension forces – this combination of two materials allowed us to achieve a very thin kind of profile for the stone, to really carve out a lot of the material,” expressed Edoardo Tibuzzi, structural engineer at AKT-II to Dezeen.
View various angles of the chair above and head over to Zaha Hadid Architects’ official website to view more projects.