Zachary Boomer created the Geode Chair. A Geode is a rock that's filled with crystals and the chair pays homage to the surprise cluster of crystals found when opening a geode. Using a single shade of purple laminate, a compound, multi-faceted seating surface is created. Just as crystal reflects light, this chair uses light to create the effect of a color gradient through the use of just one color.
The concept was developed as a device to draw people in and inspire them to consider the material in a whole new light - literally. The color was chosen with its historical reference to the dyes and luxury associated with purple, and therefore refers to the most regal of statuses. The chair is created largely from expanding foam and the only actual footprint of the sitter is surfaced in laminate.
Wilsonart, a world leading engineered surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options for use in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. Operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Ralph Wilson® and Durcon® brands, the company continuously redefines decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.Wilsonart.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About The College for Creative Studies
Located in the heart of Detroit, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) educates artists and designers to be leaders in the creative professions. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees. Students in the BFA program can major in Advertising: Copywriting, Advertising Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design, in addition to a dual major Art Education program. Students in the MFA program can major in Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, and Transportation Design. The College also offers non-credit courses in the visual arts through its Continuing and Precollege Studies programs and opportunities for youth through its Community Arts Partnerships programs.