Alvin Huang

The Odyssey Lounge Chair

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source: decoist
The Odyssey Lounge Chair by Singapore-based designer Alvin Huang is Decoist’s pick for today’s cool furniture design display. The round cornered Odyssey Lounge Chair welcomes you to rest on its undulating shape, while its minimalist design looks like an angelic piece of furniture prepared to lift your spirit while in a comfortable position. The movement of waves was imitated in the simple but elegant design.

In spacious rooms, where guests and family are welcomed to join you during special moments, an Odyssey Lounge Chair could be the place where everyone wants to rest for a while. Its sinuous design would even be suited to be displayed in the middle of the room, becoming the focal point and the metaphor for a healthy, stress-free living style.
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source: archuscedu
Alvin Huang, AIA is the Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture. He is an award-winning architect, designer, and educator specializing in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary architectural practice. His work spans all scales ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to temporary pavilions and bespoke furnishings.

His work has been published and exhibited widely and has gained international recognition with over 30 distinctions at local, national, and international levels including being honored as the Presidential Emerging Practice of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter in 2016, being selected of as one of 50 global innovators under the age of 50 by Images Publishing in 2015, being featured as a “Next Progressive” by Architect Magazine in 2014, and being named one of Time Magazine’s 20 Best Inventors of 2013. He has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at various institutions in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Japan and China.

Alvin received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (2004) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California (1998) in Los Angeles.
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source: trendhunter
At first glance, the Odyssey Lounge Chair looks like a woman’s shoe. In fact, it looks like a artistic 3D printed heel, something that Lady Gaga or any other daring fashionista would wear. Nevertheless, it is actually a seat that hugs the contours of one’s body beautifully.

Created by Singaporean designer Alvin Huang, the Odyssey Lounge Chair is a minimalist piece of furniture that would have a huge futuristic impact on just about any home. Made entirely out of fiberglass, the Odyssey Lounge Chair is a stunning sculptural seat that would easily become the centerpiece of a living space.

It shows how much people are craving unique, modern furniture that has more of an artistic presence than other cookie-cutter pieces of home decor.