The Ribbon Chair by Vivianne Kollevris Has More Elegance Than You'd Expect

 - Apr 12, 2013
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If you were trying to picture what concrete furniture might look like, my bet is that you would certainly not imagine anything quite like the Ribbon Chair by Vivianne Kollevris. At first glance, this piece has the slender and graceful lines that one might expect to have been made from molded plywood; but no, this material is a fiber-reinforced mixture of cement, stone, sand and water.

The gifted Melbourne-based designer has created something that's so much more beautiful and organic than one would think possible with such a rough and rigid substance. In the Ribbon Chair by Vivianne Kollevris, four fluid loops seem to have been formed from a single pliable strip, sculpting a lovely curved seat and a gorgeous supportive backrest. It's both practical and exceptionally pretty.