Flight - Bench
The Flight Series is liberating, organic, and abstract in the biomorphic graphic design and earth toned colors.
Designer: Margo Chase
Benefits: Sierra Club
Size: 60L x 18D x 18H in
Weight: 125 LBS
Color: Earth Brown / Matte (see color chart for more color options)
Materials: Powder Coated Aluminum
Use: Indoor / Outdoor
Includes: Anti-Theft Security Feet + Authentic Signature Medallion
Made in USA
Note: "Colors shown on images are simulations. For exact color specifications please click on our Color Chart and request a sample as noted"
- This is a "made to order" item. MTO
-Leadtimes are 10-12 Weeks.
- This item is non-cancelable / non-returnable
- This is a final sale item.
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What was your inspiration?
This design is an expression of the freedom of flight. The shapes are biomorphic and abstract- birds, but not birds. They scatter across the curved surfaces like leaves blown by the breeze, random, chaotic, joyful. The colors are earth tones, the color of plains, forests and deserts, the color of the land beneath the sky and the cycle of the seasons.
I recently learned to fly. Flying a small plane is a study in contradictions; it is both an expression of freedom and an acknowledgment of man’s lack of freedom. I am pushing my self expression further than most pilots by learning aerobatics. Being able to do loops, rolls and hammerheads allows me to play in all three dimensions. But even the best airplane can only approximate the experience a bird must have. Knowing instinctively how to fly from soon after birth, to them, the sky must feel like home.
Why is it important for you to give back?
The Sierra Club works to preserve our open spaces, protect wilderness and endangered species, and provide outdoor programs and education. Their work makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the freedom of the natural world.
Initially trained in biology, she discovered graphic design in graduate school and was quickly hooked. Over the past 20 years, regarded as a rare creative talent, Margo’s landmark identity design has gained international recognition. Building on early successes in the music business designing packaging for artists Madonna, Cher, Prince, Bonnie Raitt and others, her studio’s dynamic, award winning style can now be seen in work for a long roster of prestigious clients including Procter & Gamble, Belkin, Cartoon Network, Mattel, Nike, Reebok, Starbucks, Target, The WB Television Network, Virgin Records, and Warner Bros. Records.
In a recent Graphic Design USA reader’s poll, Margo was one of only two designers to make the top ten in both “Most Influential Graphic Designers of the Era” and “Most Influential Graphic Designers Today” categories. Her firm also was voted in the top ten “Most Influential Design Firms of the Era”. Among numerous other awards, Chase was selected as one of I.D. Magazine’s “I.D. Forty.” Her work has been featured in countless design periodicals and books, and she was recently featured in the celebrated show “Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference” on exhibition in New York City.
Chase has taught advanced typography classes at Art Center College of Design and California Institute of the Arts. Outside of the office, she also loves to ski, travel, and fly aerobatics.
Botanist believes that design can make a difference.
Sales from the "Flight" series benefit the Sierra Club.
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.