By Roberto Lucchese
Photo by Kiwi&Pom
Commissioned by Wallpaper* Magazine, the ‘Disco Chair’ is a bespoke one-off illuminated furniture concept. Constructed from 200 linear metres of illuminated wire, the chair transforms into a neon rainbow when powered. A pulse setting enables the chair to flash on and off creating an instant disco installation making it the perfect accessory to any home disco.
The concept behind the Disco Chair was to create a dual function object - an item that would look normal in the domestic setting by but come to life at night. The wire bands of colour are reminiscent of a 1970s disco typeface made up of continuous offset lines.
The chair is constructed from a steel frame with an Electroluminescent wire (EL wire) woven seat. EL wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an current is applied. Because EL wire is incredibly energy efficiency and produces no heat, KIWI&POM chose it as the perfect lighting medium.
Photos by Jon Tonks
Photo by Matthew Donaldson