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18th September 2014, London

First coloured carbon fibre chair debuts in London

World’s first design product Halo, made with Hypetex coloured carbon fibre, makes its global debut during London Design Festival this week.

It has been created by designer Michael Sodeau entirely from Hypetex and will be exhibited at central London’s leading design show, Designjunction that takes place from 18-21 September.

Visually dynamic

The idea behind the Halo chair was to design an object that could best define and present the Hypetex material.

The idea behind the Halo chair was to design an object that could best define and present the Hypetex material. © Hypetex

Furniture designer Michael Sodeau sought to utilise the high-performance properties of Hypetex, which is lightweight, strong and visually dynamic, according to the manufacturer. “The chair follows the modernist rules of form and function with the removal of all unnecessary clutter, which is juxtaposed with the decorative aesthetic given by the material,” said Sodeau.

“The contoured shape interacts perfectly with light creating vibrant refractions on the surface of the material. When the chair is viewed from behind it hides what is in front, adding a playful quality that only reveals its full shape as you walk around it,” he added.

High-tech composite

Hypetex is a high-tech composite material that has been created by leading engineers from the world of Formula One racing, following seven years of research and development.

The chair has been created by designer Michael Sodeau entirely from Hypetex. © Hypetex

Marc Cohen, CEO of GPF One, manufacturer of Hypetex, said: “The technology to make Hypetex stems from the world of F1 and its potential application is huge. The aesthetic quality of Hypetex and the strength and lightness of the material makes it perfect for use in design.”

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