The Aluminum Chair, designed by Peter Scherer, is comprised of open loops and sleek curves. The 8mm water-cut aluminum seating was constructed with the objective of folding the 2d cutout into a 3d shape. The open angles of its legs remind me of Eames’ DSR. From the side, the outline of the chair is emphasized by its soft bends and folds.
Overall, I am mesmerized by the Aluminum Chair’s reductionism. Its elegant, continuous form makes it hard to judge where the material starts and ends. Through the exploration of folding shapes, the final aluminum chair is impeccably similar to that of its cardboard prototype. It’s comforting to think that the creative intention of the chair was retained from its conception to its completion.