“I think ‘flow’ is a good word for it,” says designer Hlynur Atlason when asked to describe his Lína Swivel Chair (2018) in one word. “Because of the way the shapes come together as one, and how they play off each other.” Born in Iceland, Hlynur studied at Parsons in New York, where he continues to live today. From his SoHo office, he’s designed furniture, products and packaging for Ercol, Stella Artois, Billie, L’Oréal and, of course, Design Within Reach. The Lína Swivel Chair began with his desire to create a chair as one solid form. The result is both clean and complex, with no straight lines, and curves that 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.
Swivels a full 360 degrees on a discreet steel base.
A graceful, sculptural form.
Surprisingly compact in size, but with a comfortable, spacious seat depth.
Metal interior frame with cold-molded polyurethane foam padding
Steel swivel base with black powder-coated finish
Polyurethane foam and feather seat cushion
Felt floor glides
Hlynur Atlason grew up in Iceland and studied science at the Sorbonne before he came to New York to study design at Parsons School of Design. After graduation, he stayed in New York and, in 2004, founded his eponymous design studio, which has since designed kitchen utensils, beverage bottles, airline serviceware, cosmetics packaging and furniture.