The Motek Chair by Luca Nichetto is Inspired by Origami

 - Jan 15, 2014
References: lucanichetto & design-milk
The Motek Chair by Luca Nichetto, an industrial designer hailing from Venice, Italy, is a sleek, clean-cut seating option that will complement just about any living space, traditional or modern. Although clearly adhering to a more contemporary design aesthetic, the simplicity of the silhouette allows it to be placed in just about any existing decor. This is made even easier thanks to the variety of upholstery it is compatible with.

Created for Cassina, the Motek Chair by Luca Nichetto utilizes technology from the car industry to create the rigid body needed to support weight. Inspired by the art of origami, a sheet of felt is folded using pressure molding. This material maintains a light-weight quality while also boasting strength and sturdiness thanks to its construction, which draws largely from Japanese paper folding.