Michael Young designs disco-inspired chair for Gufram

Inspired by the disco decor and the radical designers of the 1970s, Hong Kong-based designer Michael Young has created Roxanne, a “groovy” seat with ergonomic features.

Created for Gufram, music played a fundamental role in the conception of this sinuous armchair. According to the designer, Roxanne evokes music as well as his passion for Sting and the Police in the 70′s.

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Michael Young’s forms have always combined ergonomics with technology, sinuous looks and cutting edge materials.

Roxanne was designed with the aid of a computer program that enabled the designer to build a highly ergonomic and comfortable form. The extruded form created by Young is realised in polyurethane and then upholstered with cloth: this gives the opportunity to explore infinite colour and pattern variations. The seat is characterised by a groove along the whole perimeter.

Suitable for both residential and public spaces, Roxanne can also be equipped with a spring mechanism that enables it to rotate on itself and go back to the exact starting point once you stop using it.

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