Audi R18 Ultra Chair

Audi launches the R18 Ultra Chair, a lightweight chair designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram in cooperation with Audi engineers.

The chair’s multi-material space-frame is made from carbon composites, carbon micro-sandwich and high strength aluminium and weighs only 2.2 kg.

The chair embodies Audi’s ultra lightweight design credo completely by following strict guidelines to shave off every ounce of excess weight.

The R18 Ultra Chair’s genesis incorporates crowd-sourced data acquired through thousands of testing sessions held in Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April 2012.

This data set was then processed by custom algorithms to optimize the final geometry and construction of the final object accordingly.

Audi R18 Ultra Chair test sessions