Infinite by Jenny Trieu is Modeled After the Lemniscate Symbol

By: Meghan Young - May 28, 2014
References: wilsonart & contemporist
Infinite by Jenny Trieu, a design student at the University of Houston, is a piece of furniture that can easily be mistaken for an abstract sculpture. The looped form may provide a nice tall backrest and a comfortable seat surface, but sitting on it will probably not be a person's first reaction unless specifically told it is a chair.

It is this artistic ambiguity that garnered Infinite by Jenny Trieu the top spot in the 10th Annual "Wilsonart Challenges…" Student Chair Design Competition. Epitomizing mid-century modernism (which happens to be the theme), Natalia Smith, design manager for Wilsonart, says, "The combination of a woodgrain and a bold, rich red as well as the illusion of mixing materials are what make the ‘Infinite’ chair the perfect example of mid-century modern."