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Spotlight: KIDA Hanging Lounge Chair, 2021 GRAY Awards Finalist

A closer look at KIDA Hanging Lounge Chair, one of five finalists in the 2021 GRAY Awards Furniture/Lighting Product Design category.

KIDA Hanging Lounge Chair

KIDA Hanging Lounge Chair in multicolor hanging over a mountain ledge

KIDA Hanging Lounge Chair in multicolor

With KIDA, designer Stephen Burks has created a hanging lounge chair as delightful to look at as it is to use. The first DEDON products to be wrapped, rather than woven, in the company's special Fiber Touch thread, the collection features a cradle-like organic form that's open, airy, light, and inviting. Once inside, users can luxuriate in KIDA's comfy cushion, which covers the entire seating area, and feel, in Burks' own words, “as free as the breeze'' when swinging.

Drawing inspiration from his collaboration with DEDON's master weavers in the Philippines, Burks developed a design that looks and feels less enclosed. "The wickerwork pattern was born out of the desire to convey the development, to express it logically and yet remain true to its random process of creation," he explains. "The wrapping emphasizes the geometry of the structure."

KIDA Hanging Lounge Chair in multicolor


Design Team:

Stephen Burks



Stephen Burks

Photos Courtesy of DEDON

Date of Completion: January 2021


Additional Product Design, Furniture/Lighting, Commercial finalists:

Exo Dining Table

IGT Wall Sconce

Teig Lamp

The Greensboro Chair

Cedric Hudson - Contemporary Athletics | Ben Boutros - Bennu

Check out the Quick List to see all of the 2021 GRAY Awards finalists!


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