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FDT Bureau

The COSMOS chair is a masterpiece that gracefully weaves together human emotions with the vast complexity of the universe. Crafted by the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based designer Peter Minsoub Sim, this chair isn’t just a piece of furniture; it’s an intricate tapestry that beckons one to explore the boundless realms of human cognition and connect with the cosmos on an unparalleled level. Here is a detailed report on FURNITURE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (FDT).

At first glance, the COSMOS chair evokes a sense of grandeur, as if it were a throne not just for a room, but for an entire universe. This impression is no accident, for the chair’s design embodies the intricate nature of the cosmos. Comprising more than 400 distinct components, the COSMOS chair harmoniously blends styles from various eras, merging digital precision with the artistry of skilled craftsmen. The fusion of cast brass, 3D-printed elements and delicate glass components underscores the chair’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship. This fusion of modern technology and traditional artistry serves as a testament to the evolving relationship between the human mind and the tools at its disposal.

The COSMOS chair is not just a physical creation; it embodies the intricate interplay between objects and human emotions. Drawing inspiration from the elements of nature—the sun, the earth, trees, clouds, waves, water droplets, birds and fish—these elements form the essence of the chair’s design. A hand-carved sunflower takes centre stage, encircled by cobalt blue glass stars in a celestial halo.

The COSMOS chair itself becomes a representation of human presence, both in the space it occupies and in the hands that meticulously shaped it. This harmonious fusion of the natural and the human creates an emotional resonance that transcends words and communicates directly with our senses. The COSMOS chair’s curves, textures, materials and hues constitute the vocabulary of this intricate dialect. Through these visual elements, the chair invites us to contemplate the interconnectedness of the universe and the remarkable symphony of harmony that exists within it.

One can sit within its embrace and be enveloped by the serene forests, expansive oceans and limitless skies it encapsulates. The brass birds, meticulously positioned, evoke a sense of both scale and significance, reminding us of our place within the grand tapestry of existence.

Image credit: Peter Minsoub Sim




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