Polymorph Chair Combines Two Design Concepts into One Chair

In his most recent project, Philipp Aduatz selects to unite two distinct design concepts into a sculptural piece. After taking a dip into style history, Aduatz discovered there were two primary ideas — just one being minimalist, linear, and with practical shapes, while another involving organic, spherical forms which were inspired by nature. Generally those concepts would compete against one another and wouldn’t get the job done together in a single layout however, also the Polymorph Chair handles to re realize them.

In ancient Greek, ‘ ‘poly’ translates to ‘many’ while ‘morphé’ signifies ‘contour’, which is the way Aduatz arrived at the Polymorph name, with its mixture of concepts.

Polymorph started as a sketch, then a computer version was left with the approximate number of section layers determined. Those layers were then CNC cut and pile laminated prior to being hand carved without any computer assistance. The seat was made in cherry wood that was finished with polished and oil for a semi-gloss surface.

The Polymorph Chair started at ICFF 2017 through NYCxDesign.

Photos © by Georg Molterer.