The formal elements of the Claudio Chair designed by ARQUITECTURA-G are derived from the rhythmic architectural framework of an arcade and the repetition of arches.
The chair brings an architectural look to domestic scale. A reinterpretation of the classic semi-circular arch in a structure made out of thin steel planes. The lower part of the legs is rounded so each one only leans in a single point. Then, the legs make up an L-shaped cross-section which transforms into arches in each plane, making the joints under the seat stiff. To form the back, the rear arch grows without touching the seat – a horizontal plane that reinforces the categorically geometrical character of the piece - until it reaches the proper height.
The trapezoidal form of the seat breaks the formal purity of the whole, giving in exchange a fake illusion of vanishing point, in the way of forced perspectives of the renaissance and the paintings of G. de Chirico.