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Inspired by the prehistoric, the LITHIC series is an ode to ancient craftsmanship. Starting from the most basic chair frame and extrapolating it into an exaggerated, soft form, the LITHIC Dining Chair exudes comfort and softness. Its rounded proportions are balanced by its low profile, creating a harmony in its juxtaposition. Crafted in solid oak wood, the carefully machined turns welcome the soft and generous cushion. From every angle, LITHIC Chair evokes gentle poetry.
Maha Alavi is a Toronto-based industrial designer. Her practice aims to explore context through connection and creation, informed by her prior training in philosophy and psychology.
Seamless joinery and intuitive forms define her objects, creating a visual fluidity that is both immediate and gentle. Each MAHA ALAVI piece is hand formed and finished; softness and warmth crafted in luxury.
Alavi is proud to be part of a new wave of industrial designers who embrace their heritage through the showcase of cultural crafts and techniques. MAHA ALAVI proudly manufactures all cast metal pieces in a family-run foundry in Northern India.
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Note: Finishes have changed and do not reflect previous orders. Materials are not lacquered and will age and oxidize over time. Refer to our care guide for best practices. Please contact us for more information.