Alex Hoffman

Calla Chair


The Calla Chair resulted from my fascination with the formal qualities of negative space. This interest led me to develop a body of work in furniture design characterized by voids within fluid surfaces that appear to fold over or loop into themselves. The form of the Calla Chair is made up of a single deformed plane that fluctuates to establish the seat, back, and legs. The edges of this surface define sweeping arcs that frame the dipped concave bowl of the seat, which flows into the legs and floats suspended in the space between them. As interior voids transition into exterior surfaces, the distinction between inside and outside is made ambiguous.

Special thanks to John Umphlett, Vanessa Lyon, Tristan Ryer-Parke, Julianna Davis, Lydia Thompson, and so many more.

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