The Amoeba Rocking Chair (aka Amoeba Rocker) is named for its continuous, concave arched organic form that evokes the amorphous, single-celled organism.
The undulating form of Mathias Bengtsson’s plywood Slice Armchair is inspired by cutting-edge technology and organic forms found in nature. Bengtsson initiated the design in 1999 and originally executed it in clay. He then used a computer to analyze the shape and precision-cut hundreds of plywood slices, each a unique shape and just a few millimeters thick, which he stacked and laminated to form the sculptural chair. The result is a contemporary take on furniture made from traditional material, combing high-tech manufacturing methods and handcrafting.
Photographed in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC.