The Ray Chair was developed from an exploration of structural components found in the natural world, adapted as an expression of design. It is constructed from a cellular assemblage of multiple strips of rubber foam and then coated with an elastic polymer skin.
This chair exists as a visual contradiction – it looks as hard as a gemstone, but in fact it is soft and comfortable. When viewed from above, the Ray Chair is reminiscent of a composition of pixels and also resembles the way crystals are formed.
Design by Antonio Pio Saracino
Made in Italy by Foamtek
Permanent Collection Powerhouse Museum, Sydney