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Photo by Michael Powers
Photo by Michael Powers
Photo by Michael Powers
Photo by Michael Powers
Photo by Michael Powers
Photo by Michael Powers

Making its debut at this years ICFF, the Ergon Nomos Chair is the first product to emerge from the Los Angeles based design and fabrication studio, Synperia. The shape of the chair began as a trace of a person’s back, in charcoal on a piece of butcher’s paper. That trace merged with the co-founders’ (David Milner and Travis Frankel) desire to explore the strength and material properties of carbon fiber.

The structural loads on the chair dictated the thickest section at the curve between the seat and the back, tapering to the thinnest possible section at the ends. The form of the carbon fiber shell emerged as the resultant of these first principals. The form of the base is a response to the geometry of the shell. The legs trace the radii of the arcs with which they intersect.