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óceo: A Personal Seat by Pedro Arturo
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óceo is a segmented chair by industrial design student Pedro Arturo that was inspired by human nature meant to reflect “our structural and systematic way of living and showing how visceral and instinctive we are.” The chair’s open volume is established by the elliptical modules that make up the overall structure.

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The segments are spaced out and evolve as they move up and down to create the seat area and the outer shape. An interior structure supports the entire chair while holding the modules in place. Beyond that, only four screws were used for extra safety.

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By remaining open and being able to look through the piece, the chair carries a beautiful visual weight without being too heavy or bulky.

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The design was developed in CAD and then each piece was CNC cut.

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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.