• Prize
    Winner in Armchair
  • Designer
    Vivian Chen
  • Photo Credit
    Vivian Chen
  • School
    Artcenter College of Design
  • Location
    Los Angeles
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In a world where we are surrounded by objects that are mass produced and easily accessible, we are losing our connections with things that we use.

Disconnect. is a chair that helps us to escape mediocrities and bring in connection by showing the obvious disconnection. While sitting in the what feels like a floating chair, we are re-examining our human connection with industrialized objects, with a little magic and joy.

Disconnect. is the child of today’s advance technology, presented in a new perspective. It celebrates the material integrity of stainless steel and uses it to its advantage. Disconnect. is unlike any other chair, at first glance, the seat appears to be floating in the air, and the magic reveals in the back, where another tube structure connects to the back legs and loops to support the seat. In achieving the disconnection effect, the special structure is designed, engineered, and tested to support human weight while hiding it when viewed.

Industrial Designer with a focus on lifestyle, consumer electronics, and furniture.