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Moroso Diatom Stackable Chair for Indoor and Outdoor Use by Ross Lovegrove


Ross Lovegrove has described how much during his boyhood he loved looking at the fossils that came into view in the rocks along the shore near his home when the tide went out. Ever since, those observations of that ancestral and mysterious beauty present in forms of nature have continued to illumine and inspire his thinking and the design projects he produces. Diatom, a stackable aluminium chair, takes its shape from the frustum of a diatom, this primordial single-cell organism with silica skeleton found in bodies of water the world over. Refined ornamental geometry in three-dimensions, a marvel of structure devised from exploring the rules of mathematics that dictate the vegetative development of living organisms. Production adopts a technology developed in the automotive sector to reduce both the weight and the production cost of the seats; die-cast aluminium sheeting ensures the lightest weight and eliminates the need for steel while ensuring equivalent levels of performance. Painted or anodized aluminium. Legs are aluminium and steel on polyethylene glides. Suitable for indoor/outdoor use. The armchair is stackable up to four, with care.

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Available in 7 colors or anodized aluminum as per the specs provided. All suitable for outdoor use.\n\nPrice in any of the 7 colors: $740\nPrice for anodized aluminum: $960


  • Creator
    Moroso (Manufacturer), Ross Lovegrove (Designer)
  • Production type
    Current Production
  • Production time
    It will take 14-15 weeks to make this piece
  • In the Style Of
  • Condition
    Excellent. Item is made to order and new in box/crate. Certificate of authenticity included along with manufacturer warranty.
  • Dimensions

    H 30.25 in. x W 28.25 in. x D 24.75 in.

    H 76.84 cm x W 71.76 cm x D 62.87 cm

  • Seat height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller location
    Rhinebeck, NY
  • Seller reference number
    Moroso Diatom Stackable Chair
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