How It’s Made: French Kiss

Pop Art mixed with French curve cues heavily influenced this tête-à-tête chaise.

The project brief for the 16th Annual Wilsonart Challenges Student Chair Design Competition stated that a chair was to be designed that cited precedents from both furniture and contemporary art, using laminate for its skin to showcase the application possibilities of this material. As such, Ryerson School of Interior Design student Ryan Anning drew on several sources: a French curve template helped provide the form; Claes Oldenberg’s famous works of monumental scale provided inspiration for echoing the form of an everyday chaise object; and the legacy of Pop Art helped influence the palette.

Finished shot: Rajeshta Julatum / Process shots: Ryan Anning