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Go Chair

Introduced in 1999, the Go Chair was revolutionary for being the first-ever chair crafted using magnesium. Magnesium weighs 40% less than aluminum and has a higher strength-to-weight ratio which allowed for unimagined sculpting. The back legs and front legs seem reversed and from the side, the rear of the chair appears to be bending over backwards.

DESIGNER | Ross Lovegrove, 1999

Go Chair

H 30.5″
W 23″
D 27″

Introduced in 1999, the Go Chair was revolutionary for being the first-ever chair crafted using magnesium. Magnesium weighs 40% less than aluminum and has a higher strength-to-weight ratio which allowed for unimagined sculpting. The back legs and front legs seem reversed and from the side, the rear of the chair appears to be bending over backwards. It features a contoured seat and curvy shape for comfort and is manufactured by Bernhardt Design. Its edgy, futuristic style evokes movement. Go’s fusion of technology and ultra-modern material yields a universal chair. The organic design is suitable for indoors and out and can be stacked in units of three.

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove was born in 1958 in Cardiff, Wales, and studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art in London. In the early 1980s, Lovegrove contributed to designs such as Sony’s Walkman and Apple computers for Frog Design in West Germany. Later he moved to Paris to become a consultant for Knoll International, where he created the highly successful Alessandri Office System. He also served as a design consultant for Louis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermes before returning to London in 1986.

Go Chair  | c.1999

Manufacturer

Original: Bernhardt Design | USA
Current: Bernhardt Design | USA

Build

Dimensions: 23″W x 27″D x 30.5″H
Material:Powder coated magnesium and polycarbonate seat