David Adjaye designs Double Zero chairs for Moroso

David Adjaye designs Double Zero chairs for Moroso

Milan 2015: architect David Adjaye is launching an Art Deco-influenced seating range for Moroso at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, which opens today.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Adjaye's Double Zero chairs and stools each comprise two circular pads that form the seat and back.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

The upholstered cushions are held within rings of tubular stainless steel, which is also bent to form a supporting frame of sleigh-type legs and optional arms.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Finished in chrome, the metal is also used to form a square element spanning the gap between the legs of the chair, bracing the structure and providing a footrest.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

"The Double Zero collection by David Adjaye was born as a study of shape and an exploration of the primary composition required for supporting the body in space," said a statement from Italian furniture brand Moroso.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

The design is also doubled up to form a small two-seater sofa, with the pair of pads placed side by side and joined where the metal hoops touch.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

The metal frames will be available in a range of colours, and upholstery options will include plain and patterned fabrics as well as leather.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Adjaye's collection is being shown on the Moroso stand at the Salone del Mobile, which opens today and runs until 19 April.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

The London-based architect's other forays into furniture design include the Washington collection for Knoll, which was developed alongside his design for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in the US capital.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

He also launched a minimal stool shaped like the number seven for new design platform Standseven in September 2014.

Ground Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Photography is by Alessandro Paderni.