The Q1 Chair by Ukrainian design firm ODESD2 is based on the iconic geodesic dome shape originally conceived by Richard Buckminster Fuller (after whom buckyball molecule structures are named). The geometric composition of the lounge chair gives it a distinctively ‘space age’ feel as the geodesic dome upon which it is based is often incorporated in futuristic visualisations such as moon bases, as well as in real life applications such as the Odense Community Centre and the Eden project.
The geodesic dome is a remarkably efficient structure which makes it possible to make the Q1 lounge chair from thin sheets of steel while retaining a strong load carrying capacity. It also makes the chair light weight enough to pick up and move around the house. The rounded shape cups the occupant in a similar way to the iconic Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio and allows for a range of sitting positions at different angles.
The angular shapes of the Q1 chair might not look all that comfortable but the interior receives a thick padding. This is upholstered in chenille with Hollowfiber fillings which retain their shape and keep the triangular geometric pattern of the quilting defined. The Q1 lounge chair is now in production and comes at a cost of 9450 UAH (£643 / €786 / $1075) but unfortunately ODESD2 are based in Ukraine and it doesn’t look like they’re exporting their furniture to other countries at the moment.
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