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The Phoenix Chair is called so because it rises from the ashes of the chair before it. Tasked with using the rusty framework from the Sorbetto Chair by Calligaris, designer Annabella Hevesi decided to build a new chair on the framework of the old one. Using only perforated sheet metal and a rubber safety lining, the Phoenix Chair was born.

The chair retains the framework of the Sorbetto but introduces to it a rather pleasant looking and comfortable perforated steel surface that is made using just 2D bends. The edges of the steel surface are then lined with a protector to prevent the sharp metal edges from cutting or hurting the user… but not before the chair is given a nice white coat of paint to prevent it from rusting, while also making it look good as new!

Designer: Annabella Hevesi

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