X Lounger Is Vaguely Reminiscent Of The Bird’s Nest Stadium

Timothy Schreiber\'s X Lounger (Images courtesy Yanko Design)
By Andrew Liszewski

The Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium in Beijing has gotten a lot of attention at this year’s games, and rightfully so. It’s definitely one of the most striking Olympic venues I’ve ever seen (second only to the amazing Water Cube) and is a marvel of architectural design and engineering. And while Timothy Schreiber designed this X Lounger chair well before the ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium was revealed to the world, you can’t help but draw comparisons between the two. The chair’s design is based on a single ray traced along a periodic double curved surface, and would make a great addition to any Olympic fans living room. That is if it was available for sale, which I’m pretty sure it isn’t.

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