Lara Bohinc takes cues from celestial forms for first seating collection


British designer Lara Bohinc was inspired by the shapes of planets and their orbits when designing her first collection of chairs.

The "celestially inspired" furniture collection, titled Since the World is Round, features three geometrically shaped chairs called Solar, Lunar and Orbit.

Bohinc based the lines and shapes of the chairs on the "gravitationally curved trajectories" of planetary and lunar orbits.

"Planets have been a constant theme in my work because I have always been fascinated by their spherical shape and their graceful movement," Bohinc told Dezeen. "To me, these spherical forms are simultaneously ancient and futuristic."

According to the designer, the three chairs are based on geometric studies of the sphere, the circle and the semi-circle. Each also draws on her fascination with the universe.

The Solar chair features an asymmetric frame, with shapes designed to represent the rising and setting of the sun.

The Lunar chair has two encircling crescents as armrests and a smaller circular backrest that, like the moon, "circles its planet on an orbit of its own," as Bohinc explained.

Both circular armrests of the Orbit chair curve around the backrest in support, before arching down to form the front legs.

from dezeen



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