Harmonic Chair is an answer for a task assigned to young Polish designers in 2012.
Elle Decoration magazine, supported by Vitra, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski and Zamek Cieszyn asked the designers to create a product, inspired by one of the three specified design icons. Harmonic Chair starts a narration with the Organic Chair designed by C. Eames & E. Saarinen in 1940.
Organic Chair, which was developed in 1940 for the competition ”Organic Design in Home Furnishings” organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was ahead of the times. Similarly, the Harmonic Chair designed by Maciek explores the newest technology. It is made of sheet of aluminum — a material that can be manufactured and processed ecologically and gains popularity in production of either highly specialized electronics or furniture industry. Thanks to CAD tools it was possible to easily compose planar surfaces, cut out of 5 mm aluminum sheet, and precisely folded.
This harmonic way of shaping brought the name: Harmonic Chair.
Side-by-side comparision: Organic Chair (C. Eames & E. Saarinen, 1940) on the left vs Harmonic Chair on the right.