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Reo Chair

Fifth column bends steel rods to create Reo chair. The ‘reo chair is designed to the robust piece, which was thought as an extension of the grounds of a building with conventional construction materials such as concrete and steel.

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Yet the challenge remained to convert the robustness of the materials to a more pleasing and gentle aesthetics. The circular form of the seat took away the conventional forms that are expected from some materials while colors added new values.

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In ‘reo chair’, Fifth column bents individual steel rods at particular angles and shapes to suit the ergonomics of a comfortable seat. These rods are placed in the hollow concrete base, creating a simple outdoor garden chair. Visually heavy, the chair that looks immobile is a mere 8 kilograms, allowing a single person to lift it on their own.

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Name: Reo
Type: Chair, Outdoor Furniture
Finish: Matte Powder Coating for the steel bars and wax polishing for the concrete base.
Materials: Bright Mild Steel Bars, Concrete
Materials Combination: Concrete + Metal, Eco / Recycled / Green
Dimensions: n/a
Colors: Mix / Multi Color
Year: 2011

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Furniture Designer: Fifth column – Pratapnagar, Vadodara, Gujarat 390004, India
Manufacturer: Self-production
Text Description: © Courtesy of Fifth column
Images: © Fifth column


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