Lyre Chair

by AKA architects Greece

2.480 incl. tax

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Each chair is handcrafted and thus unique. If used outdoors, keep water exposure to a minimum.
Dimension LxWxH (cm): 100x75x110
Open Editions Material : Bamboo wood
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The Lyre Chair, handmade in bamboo, is a perfect balance of craftsmanship and design. The result of multiple sessions and mockups with an established local bamboo artisan, “Lyre” is an attractive, ergonomic chair, whose overall dimensions and parametric curvature, coupled with the natural bounce of the material, perfectly adjusts to the body. By linking multiple “Lyre Chairs”, a circular bench is formed.

Bamboo is a natural, lightweight, ecological material, readily available in large quantities and requiring little maintenance. Simultaneously flexible and resilient, with superior bending strength, bamboo can perform seemingly impossible feats of engineering, while maintaining its structural integrity. Furthermore, with the right design, it can easily transition from a casual outdoor to a more formal indoor setting.

The power of a handcrafted object, made with a natural material, lies in its details: the uniqueness of each chair, its basket-like woven corners, the functional yet poetic interplay of bamboo cane sizes, how it ‘breathes’ when used.

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Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 105 × 80 × 115 cm
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About the designer

AKA is a multidisciplinary design studio present in Athens, Greece and Oxford, UK, that works across the fields of architecture, interior, exhibition and furniture design. Our furniture and objects, whether created as an experiment or with a particular project or patron in mind, generate narratives formally and functionally.  Intrigued by the ability of antique furniture to become vessels of history by interpreting specific, often outdated uses, we seek to create objects that mirror a modern lifestyle, but are simultaneously timeless due to their sculptural, enigmatic geometry. Our designs revel in the repetition of elements, the layering of precious and common materials, and the juxtaposition of textures.  The forms are folded, twisted, and stretched, and are characterized by elegant detailing and vibrant splashes of rich color. Captivated by the countless variations of shapes and materials, we are in a constant mode of experimentation.  Each piece is handcrafted by Greek artisans with handpicked materials.

Curated by

In the highlands of the Andes, a group of women alpaca herders and artisans are leading the way for a sustainable and inclusive future. In collaboration with ADORNO and IED, Las Manuelas is presenting their most ambitious textile collection yet, the "Art Series", designed by highly acclaimed international artists.