The Conversation Chair
is one of the first furniture pieces that got Ana Linares started with
her design studio after being selected for exhibition at 100%Design
London. Inspired by the old Victorian courting chair, this simple
two-seater enables two people to sit facing each other comfortably,
which promotes conversation and eye contact. Through the exploration of
materials and processes, Ana approached the metal as a material of
great strength and perfect flexibility. The results came from, folding,
flexing, cutting and bending small pieces of cardboard until the form
I really quite like this design, I swear! Specifically, I like that it
appears to have been formed from one single sheet of metal, which gives
it an abstract interest. The Conversation Chair really is a
conversation piece itself! Though, it seems better suited to
commercial/public use rather than residential. Thoughts?
Be sure to check out the rest of Ana's industrial design portfolio!