Continuous Line Lounge Chair

  • 2017

  • Product
    Furniture and Lighting

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Commissioned By:

Sutherland Furniture®

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The Continuous Line Lounge Chair is named for its clean lines and seamless connectivity of premium teak wood.

Inspired by the organic modernist styles of architect/designer Alvar Aalto and furniture designer Gerald Summers, the chair is driven by the principles of simplicity and nature, and the rigors of form and function.

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  • The Continuous Line lounge chair follows the same design concept and distinctive minimalistic aesthetic as Alvar Aalto's Paimio Chair and Gerald Summers' infamous 1935 Bent Plywood Armchair - it emulates this inherent ability to be molded and bent into organic forms without resorting to the use of surface ornamentation. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology allows for the teak to be cut in organic curved slices that are held together through threaded steel bars. “Through this technique we hope to transcend the material and, without applied ornamentation, find an inevitable form, function and beauty that is inspired by the rigor and honesty of Aalto and Summers' design philosophy." - Lee Mindel

  • The Continuous Line Lounge Chair is designed for the outdoors using teak heartwood, a unique wood known for durability, beauty and sustainability. The lounge chair is enhanced by 316 stainless steel joinery, which is not only critical to its function but also augments its graceful, lithe design. The chair was inspired by Gerald Summers' Bent Plywood Armchair, which Mindel describes as "seemingly derived from a single plane of wood and cut and manipulated into a chair like origami." The chair echoes this principle with fluid, parallel lines of teak wood that flow and connect seamlessly to form the chair's iconic silhouette. The chaise also features clean, continuous lines and has a luxurious width.

  • The Continuous Line Lounge Chair is an extraordinary architectural expression. The distinctive combination of elemental, natural forms and intelligent connectivity allow the pieces to stand alone as works of art in their own right. Continuous Line is unflinchingly unique, bold and striking, yet minimal and beautifully honest in design.