Inspired by the flowing lines of arabic writing, the Diwani Chair is composed of elegantly contoured plywood segments that form a sculptural yet ergonomic lounge chair. The resemblance to the Diwani calligraphic script becomes more apparent when the Diwani chair is viewed in profile.
The chair is constructed from around 50 vertical plywood segments which are precision cut using CNC routing. This plywood is cross-laminated which provides the structural integrity needed for such a refined and potentially frail form. The extended curve that forms the base of the Diwani Chair also serves as a subtle rocking surface.
The lines of the chair are inspired by the evocative and dynamic profiles of Arabic Diwani calligraphic script. This fluidity of form and linearity of texture implies motion even when at rest.AE Superlab
AE Superlab have recently launched a designated webshop for their Diwani Chair design and are currently accepting pre-order enquiries (there’s no mention of pricing yet so don’t expect the pieces to be particularly affordable). However the designers are offering customisation options in this ‘initial run’ implying that production might potentially be scaled up in the future.
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