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Not just a new seat, the SPUN chair is a new concept in seating and sitting.
Its harmonious, dynamic and perfectly symmetric shape is reminiscent of a cotton reel, a top that spins on its axis or a vase thrown on a potter’s wheel. A captivating contemporary sculpture when it is still, Spun becomes a comfortable, fun seat when it moves, a seat on which we can rediscover the pleasure of rocking, turn 360°, and play with the surrounding.
Born of Thomas Heatherwick’s creative flair and Magis’s research, this unconventional seat has already won one of the design world’s supreme accolades, the 2014 ADI Compasso d’Oro award.
Made in rotational moulding, SPUN chair is available in 4 colours and a bicolour version, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
The evolution of SPUN
When Thomas Heatherwick started his study on geometric shapes and their possible rotation, the question arose: Can a seat be made from this?
To find an answer, Heatherwick disassembles the stereotypes of a chair – seat, back and legs – and unites them into a single profile. The result: a sculptural object and a comfortable chair at the same time. Ten years after its launch, this playful armchair has become a classic in the contemporary design industry.
“Its surface is covered with a detail of fine ridges, like the grooves of an old vinyl record,” shares Thomas Heatherwick.