The Bowl chair was originally designed by late Modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1951, and Italian brand Arper launched a limited edition version of the Bowl chair. Bo Bardi envisioned the Bowl Chair as flexible in structure while universal and essential in form. But, as with all of Bo Bardi’s designs, the ultimate emphasis remains on the human interaction with the object. The challenge being to remain faithful to the original design while adapting to the contemporary conditions of industrial production, and Arper designers succeeded. For example, the frame of the upholstered seat has been produced in lightweight plastic as opposed to heavy hand-forged iron as specified in Bo Bardi’s original drawings.