Geometric Perforated Seating: Sylki Chair by Brooks Atwood

Designed by Pod Design principal designer Brooks Atwood, who is also Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at NJIT, the Sylki Chair is made from super thin metal making it weigh in at just 8 lbs. Using just a single sheet of 100% recycled metal limits the amount of waste produced while also reducing the number of welds that go into the chair.

The trick was to make a strong chair (it holds up to 250 lbs.) while being able to reduce costs and waste during production.

The chair is laser-cut and molded into its ergonomic shape that’s built for comfort. Various sized holes are cut into the metal giving the appearance of gradation.

The chair is available for purchase here.

Additional members of the design team: Avrami Rakovsky, Sara Jane Rin, Nicholas Domanski.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.