Gaze upon it. Don’t touch! You’ll mar the smooth birch laminate and formica colorcore. Just look. It’s a thing of butt-holding beauty. Chunky, industrial, modern, vintage, dare we say PLAYFUL? …all mixed together in four legs and bucket to hold your bottom.

The chair designs you are about to experience are created by Kenneth Smythe. Above you see is his latest creation, the SYNERGISTIC SYNTHESIS XVII sub b1 – If your chair doesn’t have a name like that, it’s filth. The San Francisco based designer draws inspiration from science, using observations seen in nature to develop the chair ideas… then auctioned them off for thousands of dollars. Thank you nature. Your work is done. Here’s a look at three of his creations. Which do you want?

San Francisco based designer, artist and scientist, Kenneth Smythe creates work originating from evolutionary models of nature. His furniture designs are essential forms derived from complex theories; the nature of Smythe’s process renders each work unique Рartnet

The Ipop I chair by Kenneth Smythe
The Ipop I chair by Kenneth Smythe
The SYNERGISTIC SYNTHESIS XVII sub b1 chair by Kenneth Smythe
The SYNERGISTIC SYNTHESIS XVII sub b1 chair by Kenneth Smythe
The Irenke V SQ BK chair by Kenneth Smythe
The Irenke V SQ BK chair by Kenneth Smythe

The SYNERGISTIC SYNTHESIS XVII sub b1 chair uses a mix of material that range among the following: Finn birch Laminate, Formica Colorcore, Latigo leather, Sunbrella acrylic, top grain leather, foam rubber, steel and maple dowels. The chair was sold in March 2010 for $3,125. Not too shabby for a mish-mash of material, ya think?

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