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Spun Chair

c. 2010

by Thomas Heatherwick
for Magis

Spun Chair

by Thomas Heatherwick
for  Magis

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Spun is a star­tling twist on conven­tional furni­ture design by Thomas Heather­wick. Spun is not just a seat but a new concept in seating. When up-right Spun is a sculp­tural vessel, lean it on its side, and the playful possi­bil­i­ties come to light. Spun allows the sitter to swivel in a circu­lar rocking motion, includ­ing being able to rotate in a complete circle.

When it moves, we can expe­ri­ence new sensa­tions, redis­cover the plea­sure of rocking, and play with the world around us.

Spun is created with rota­tional-molded poly­eth­yl­ene and is suit­able for outdoor use. Born of Thomas Heatherwick’s creative flair and Magis research, this uncon­ven­tional seat has already won one of the design world’s supreme acco­lades, the 2014 ADI Compasso d’Oro Award.

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Thomas Heatherwick

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Thomas Heatherwick is an award-winning architect and designer. He studied three-dimensional design at Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. In 1994 he founded Heatherwick Studio, which is recognized for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design, and strategic thinking. Since its foundation, the studio has gained an international reputation for elegant forms, inventive design solutions, and pioneering use of materials. Through this experience, the studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realization of unusual projects, with a particular focus on a large scale.

The studio’s projects include The Rolling Bridge, Paddington Basin (2004), East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton (2007), the UK Pavilion at Expo 2010, Shanghai (2010), the New Bus for London (2010) and the Olympic Cauldron (2012). His portfolio is united by a sense of play, something he feels architecture today lacks.

Awards include the Prince Philip Designers Prize (2006), a RIBA National Award (2008), the London Design Medal (2010), the RIBA Lubetkin Prize (2010), and the Lend Lease Award for a first-time exhibitor in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2013). In 2013, Thomas Heatherwick was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the design industry and elected a Royal Academician.

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