About The Diwani Chair
The DIWANI CHAIR is a sculptural rocker, the flowing lines of which are inspired by the evocative and dynamic profiles of Arabic Diwani calligraphic script. The chair's fluidity of form and linearity of texture imply motion even when at rest.
Designed by Brooklyn based, cross-disciplinary design studio AE Superlab, and fabricated entirely in Brooklyn, the chair is constructed of precisely CNC routed sections of high-strength, cross laminated plywood, which are carefully assembled and hand finished by local craftsmen.
"We wanted to create a chair that was simultaneously sculptural yet precisely engineered, minimal yet warm and alive"
"As designers the chair represents a highly satisfying marriage of traditional formalism and some of the most advanced design, prototyping and fabrication techniques currently available to us. While the initial form of the chair sprung from a series of pencil sketches, the final form is a result of countless digital design optimizations, scale 3D prints, and rapid-prototyped full scale mock-ups."
Comfortably contouring to the seated form, the silhouette of the chair is carefully composed to be evocative and intriguing from all angles. In order to maintain a low, stable center of gravity and to structurally support the seat's dramatic cantilever, the thickness of the chair's individual "ribs" vary considerably in sectional profile. This provides the required strength and stability, while adding visual interest to the overall form.
The initial, limited edition production run will be available this spring in either white birch, or customizable multi-colored plywood, with more colors and materials planned for future runs.