Designer Jeni Tu sees red in traffic. That red — evocative of the string of taillights on her Los Angeles commutes — makes its way onto her Linea chair, a prototype inspired by the curvilinear geometry of the city's freeways.Linea takes its design cues from the twists and turns of LA's overpasses, as well as local landmarks like the Getty Center. Its powder-coated bent steel frame is covered in walnut laminate as a nod to the city's mid-century design heritage.
Linea was recently exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and won the 2012 Wilsonart Chair Competition. According to Tu, an Industrial Design graduate at the California College of the Arts, feedback at ICFF was positive, which could fast-track the chair from prototype to production.
For updates on the Linea chair, and to see the rest of this emerging designer's work, check out Tu's website.
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(Images: Jeni Tu)