Origin FLUX Chair Range
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 | Admin
Origin Furniture burst onto the contract furniture scene in 2005, with two new chairs (Lotus & Pop) which were arguably at the vanguard of UK design.
Lotus & Pop chairs presented fresh and exciting solutions for a wide range of contract applications. Lotus chair clearly harks back to the classic Arn Jacobsen Series 7 chair, whilst Pop is a fresh, British addition to the relatively new One Piece chair market which was previously dominated by continental designs.
In early 2017 Origin introduced two new chair models: FLUX & MOJO.
Here we focus on FLUX; a new seating range comprising a modern, elegant shell which may be used with a variety of frames & bases.
FLUX - a place in history
The elegantly moulded & proportioned FLUX shell, is deliberately reminiscent of the classic Eames chair (model DSW) from 1950.
Featuring an exquisitely moulded seat, Eames' DSW chair used glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin. The material was malleable yet relatively expensive.
Arguably the next revolution in moulded chair design followed in 1963 with the first Polypropylene chair (Robin Day "Polyside").
Since 1963, the Polypropylene chair has become practically a commodity product in the furniture world; particularly within the Education sector and occasionally venturing into high-end applications.
In more recent years, technological innovations including gas injection moulding, glass fibre Polypropylene and improved material flow, have seen the arrival of exciting new chairs.
At the turn of the millennium, classic designs such as the original Eames DSW, began to be widely copied and imported into the UK. The market became awash with 'cheap' imitations of chairs that were traditionally associated with great, innovative design. A few good design houses took a more progressive path.
A modern classic
FLUX chair represents a very honest understanding of good design, a modicum of tradition and excellent use of modern technological advances.
The shape of the seat is intentionally very similar to the original moulded shell. Modern users have been considered with regards to seat dimensions whilst the principles of comfort remain. The backrest is more generous than traditional models and the gentle sculpting is completed with the minimum of material whilst providing greater strength.
FLUX is not a copy of the old classics. FLUX is a modern interpretation and, we would say, an improvement.
FLUX is designed & manufactured entirely in the UK.