In response to the invitation of the historical maker Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, India Mahdavi has conceived the Loop chair that has the charm of a hand drawing and benefits from their ancestral know-how: “Gebrüder Thonet Vienna is the only manufactory in the world that enables you to translate a free hand drawing by giving it a wooden materiality of that quality.”
However, in this exercise, India did not lift her pencil – it stayed true to the motion. The common thread of the Loop materializes the frame in space and coils around itself before pursuing its path, leaving two loops bent in its wake. Its seductive curls push the boundaries of possibility – India calls for the wood to double its efforts in order to double its beauty and roundness.
India offers a color palette in the form of false friends – colors that clash as they are similar but not identical.
The Loop has come full circle.