Inspired by the Painted Desert in Arizona, the Layers Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten is built from layer upon layer of coloured fabric to create a surface resembling the pigmented sedimentary rock formations. The individual layers of CNC cut Kvadrat Divina fabric are assembled by hand resulting in a vibrant lounge chair – with an emphasis on spheres – which borders on Space Age design.
Based on an earlier version of the designer’s aluminium Cloud chair, Hutten has created the Layers Cloud Chair based on the same shape, a cluster of spheres.
The Layers Cloud chair uses 840 metres squared of Kvadrat’s Divina fabric and references the layered rock pigments found in the Painted Desert, Arizona. “I wanted the design to be about the textile,” said Hutten. “Rather than using the material as a cover, I created an object with the material.”
Each layer of the chair is a different colour, of which nearly 100 were used. The pieces of fabric were drawn separately, cut with a CNC machine and manually assembled one by one.
The Layers Cloud Chair was created for the Kvadrat Divina Exhibition at the 2014 Milan Design Week and bears a very similar form to Richard Hutten‘s previous Cloud Chair made of aluminium which is also composed of clustered spheres.