Our vision with SILQ was clear. We wanted to create a chair that’s simple, rather than a complex machine; one that operates intuitively and invites the human body to participate in the experience. Through a materials science breakthrough, our engineers developed a unique material process that embodies the performance qualities of carbon fiber and allows us to deliver on our aspiration. This new material process comes together in a flexible system behaving as a cohesive mechanism.
We took inspiration from the aerospace industry and the motion of a high-performance prosthetic leg and sculpture — among other things — to understand how the combination of advanced materials and shape could create a simple system that is incredibly thin, extremely strong and highly responsive. By replacing the hundreds of parts needed for a fully adjustable chair with a simple system, the material becomes the mechanism.
SILQ feels as good as it looks. It is designed to move the way you do. As you sit down and recline, SILQ responds to your body’s natural movement making you feel like you’re a part of it. Height is the only adjustment necessary for a tailored and unique experience. You don’t sit on SILQ, you’re a part of it.
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The idea for SILQ was clear; we wanted to create a chair that’s simple, more organism than machine. One that operates intuitively and invites the human body to participate in the experience.
To get there we pushed the boundaries of material science. Through explorations with carbon fiber, we achieved our vision. But it was a material process breakthrough that embodies the qualities of carbon fiber, that allows us to deliver on our aspiration at mass scale.