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Reversible Bikini Lounger

Wiel Arets for Gutzz

— March 3, 2008 — Art & Design
The Reversible Bikini Lounger is designed by Dutch architect Wiel Arets for Gutzz. The idea came from young ladies sunbathing in Aret's garden with a towel draped over a large stone.

Apparently this is the first ever chair that Gutzz has produced. The chair is yet in preproduction phase:
Gutzz Claims: It is the first ever Reversible Recliner.
A reversible reclining chair. It looks so simple, but crazily enough no one has ever thought of it before. Top architect and designer Wiel Arets together with Gutzz has managed to come up with a uniquely shaped chair on which you can lie on your back or on your front to sun yourself. Courage and innovative thinking have gone into this magnificently designed, extremely comfortable and ergonomic chaise longue upholstered in luxury fabric.


I dare to claim that there are more reversible designs around. See for instance the Chair 777.

About Wiel Arets

Born in The Netherlands in 1955. He established Wiel Arets Architect & Associates in Heerlen in 1984. He has held a number of academic positions. From 1988 to 1992 he was Diploma Unit Master at the Architectural Association London. From 1991 to 1994 he was Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York. In 1992 he was visiting Professor at Cooper Union in New York. Furthermore from 1995 to 2002 he was dean of the Berlage Institute Rotterdam. Since 2004 he is professor at the University of Arts in Berlin. In the same year he established a second office in Amsterdam.

Among his most innovative projects are the Academy of Art and Architecture in Maastricht and the University Library in Utrecht.

Via Dutch language Architecten Web.
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