- Powder Coated Steel
The annual Las Vegas NEWH Art of Design Chair Competition invites teams of two—an architect and a fabricator—to take a standard IKEA chair and transform it. Arktura’s winning interpretation for 2013 was to deconstruct the IKEA chair and reassemble it, pushing the original design almost beyond recognition. The seat from a formal dining chair became the core of a lounge chair, with a more relaxed posture and attitude. We added sheet metal components that combined laser cutting, perforations and advanced manufacturing techniques, wrapping the original seat with a new skin.