David Adjaye’s Double Zero Chair For Moroso Celebrates “the Power Of Welding”

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Movie: architect David Adjaye tells the story behind his 1st seating selection for Moroso in our newest unique movie for the Italian furnishings brand.

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Adjaye’s Double Zero range of chairs, which Moroso launched at the Salone del Mobile furnishings honest in Milan this 12 months, functions two circular padded cushions as the seat and backrest.

These are supported by a frame of bent stainless steel tubes, which are welded together in which they touch.

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

“I developed the Double Zero series to be genuinely padded and cushioned and then worked on a metal framing program that would be somewhat difficult,” Adjaye explains in the movie, which was filmed at Moroso’s showroom in London.

“The frame truly talks about the power and possibility of welding.”

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

The Double Zero chair comes in a selection of different chrome finishes, with a selection of plain or patterned upholstery.

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

It is also accessible as a bar stool and a small two-seater sofa, with a pair of pads positioned side by side.

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

“The layout has a very strong signature, but is extremely considerably capable to grow to be a family members,” the architect says.

Aishti Centre by David Adjaye Visualisation of the Aïshti Centre by Adjaye Associates

Adjaye initially made the chair for the Aïshti Foundation, a new cultural centre by Adjaye Associates in Beirut, Lebanon, which is due to be completed this yr.


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“It truly is an art basis, retail and a wellness centre all in one,” he explains. “I desired a chair that did not look like manufacturing furniture that had been ordered in. I wanted it to feel like it was component of the architecture.”

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Adjaye showed the patterns to Moroso creative director Patrizia Moroso, who immediately desired to generate the chair.

David Adjaye and Patrizia Moroso

“Very swiftly she explained, ‘I actually love it and I’d like to consider it on as our 1st collaboration,'” he recalls. “So what began off as a series of sketches about a creating rapidly grew to become my 1st total variety with Moroso, which is quite fascinating.”


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He continues: “Patrizia totally understands design and style and completely understands when a designer has an intuition. She’s able to truly sense that extremely quickly.”

David Adjaye portrait

This movie was created by Dezeen for Moroso.

It is the latest in a series of movies about the Italian brand’s 2015 products, which you can view on our YouTube playlist:

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