An all-around pleasure.
Iceland native Hlynur Atlason was a political science major when he was invited to an open
house at Parsons Paris, a branch of the New York school. “There were all these people doing
these really interesting things in art,” he recalls. “I switched paths right there.” To pursue product
design, he transferred to Parsons in New York, where he continues to live today. The Lína
Swivel Chair (2018) began with a desire to create a chair as one solid form. The result is both
clean and complex, without a single straight line. Every surface is moving, and curves are
continuously changing trajectory. “It’s a sculpted shape that one can enjoy examining,” he says.
Icelandic for “line,” Lína “embraces you with all the softness on the inside.” Made in Italy.
Beauty that moves you.
The flow of this chair is stunning in how its shapes come together as one and how they play off
each other. To get the form just right before investing in tooling for the mold, Atlason and team
made a full-size 3-D printed chair and even had it upholstered.