This carbon fibre Eames-style sofa is the brainchild of Michigan based designer Matthew Strong.
Mocoloco explains that the sofa has been woven to a traditional pattern using 12k carbon fibre tow, making it incredibly lightweight. Extra strength is added from the weaving pattern adding substantial strength to the design and helping with cross-bond adhesion.
The sofa’s form is based around a number of prototypes on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, these examples are made from an extruded fibreglass shell armchair that was being developed in the late 50’s
It’s transparency lays bare its own construction methodology, and allows visual access to every part of the base, giving it an aesthetic coherence that feels both uncanny and curiously natural… Each iteration of the design was thicker than the last in order to strengthen it enough to hold multiple sitters.