“Mawj” is the Arabic word for wave and reflects the concept behind the design of this commissioned 3D-printed chair from MEAN (Middle East Architecture Network). The name, designed by Riyad Joucka and inspired by the undulating waters of the Arabian Sea on the shores of Dubai, could not possibly go better with this minimalist statement piece of furniture.
Mawj was designed with comfort, stability and ergonomics in mind, exploring the possibilities of 3D printing for bespoke furniture designs. The endless chair made by Nagami is printed on the side with 6 mm plastic polymers. At every other level, the curve is inverted to a negative value, creating a weave pattern that creates larger waves on the surface. This helps with Mawj’s structural strength, fading towards the edges and strengthening at the top. Lightweight with minimal materials, this could be the future of furniture.
While Mawj is a custom piece of furniture, you can learn more about MEAN and their other projects at mean.design.