The SILU Chair, designed by UNStudio / Ben van Berkel for Spanish design firm Ondarreta, won bronze in the ‘Indoor Equipment’ category at the Delta Awards 2020.
The awards, held biennially since 1961, are the most prestigious for industrial design in Spain, recognising excellence among industrial designers and companies and celebrating their role as an expression of culture.
The winners of the 2020 edition were announced on Wednesday.
The SILU Chair, which was launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2018, fuses traditional wood bending techniques and technical know-how with contemporary design.
UNStudio’s Founder and Principal Architect, Ben van Berkel, says that the design concept came out of a very simply approach: "I wanted it to feel as if it had been made from one piece of wood.”
The chair sits alongside the SILU Table, which features the same smooth transitions between sharp angles and soft curves to create a timeless architectural piece.
The Delta Awards are organised by ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design Association, which is linked to Fostering Arts and Design (FAD), a private, non-profit organisation headquartered in Barcelona.
Find out more about the SILU Chair and Table here.
Watch the video below to hear Ben van Berkel’s inspiration for the design.