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DIWANI CHAIR: A Sculptural Rocker by AE Superlab

Inspired by Arabic Diwani calligraphic script, Ahmed ElHusseiny of AE Superlab, designed a sculptural rocker with a flowing form. The DIWANI CHAIR’s linear “ribs” fit together to form an overall minimal design that was carefully crafted through precise engineering.

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The curvy, sensuous silhouette is exaggerated by the dramatic lowness and depth of the seat, while the contoured shape gives the feeling that you’d want to lean back and lounge.

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The chair was designed and fabricated in Brooklyn, New York with CNC routed sections of high-strength, cross-laminated plywood that is then carefully assembled and hand finished by local craftsmen.

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The initial, limited run of the chair will be available in either white birch or a customizable multi-colored plywood.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.