LOS ANGELES, LACMA MUSEUM / Permanent Collection

Los Angeles, January 2017: The Cervo Chair by Antonio Pio Saracino enters in the Permanent collection of the LACMA Museum.

The Cervo Chair is shaped from thin strips of bentwood, recalling the ribcage and antlers of a deer.

The chair is an exploration of the use of traditional plywood in a complex shape system. The complexity of the structure enhances the idea of a form that is inside-out, and as result it strengthens the seat itself.

Less material where the seat meets the back of the chair allows for more flexibility.