United Nude Lo Res Chair

If you’re a fan of the classic Verner Panton S Chair, chances are you might love this Lo Res Chair from design group United Nude. Each chair is hand molded and comes standard in a matte silver or matte black finish. You can also have it custom finished if you prefer.

The Lo Res Project began a few years ago with architect Rem D Koolhaas (also United Nude’s co-founder) as Creative Director and Iddo Zimmerman as Head of Design. They 3D scan everyday objects and lower the resolution (i.e., making it more pixelated), all to create an angular, low-resolution version of it. Their idea is a way to “celebrate and recycle” design that already exists, as well as to create brand new works. So far they’ve created a shoe, a series of vodka glasses and a Lamborghini (yes, you heard me correctly).

They are currently developing their own automated and semi-automated design software. I cannot even begin to imagine all the cool things they will make in the future!

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.