Satellite-Shaped Halo Chair is Made From Formula One-Grade Carbon Fibre

By Gerald Lynch on at

To paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, "That's no moon...it's a chair." You're looking at the Halo, a highly engineered chair made from Hypetex, a new form of carbon fibre created by Formula One engineers.

Launching as part of the London Design Festival and created by designer Michael Sodeau, the minimalist design is made entirely from the new material, which is both lightweight and strong enough to be the composite of choice for Formula One chassis.

Hypetex has been seven years in development, and the Halo is designed to show off its potential use beyond the automotive world. Allowing to create a design so minimal as to look as though it couldn't support a human, it's large curved backrest almost entirely hides the seat and legs when viewed from behind, encouraging a person to view it from all angles.

A limited edition, only six Halo chairs in six different colours (36 total) will ever be made. You'll have to act fast if you want to snap one, up from the Hypetex website. [Hypetex]