Eoos is a studio based in Vienna that was founded in 1995 by designers Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald GrÃ¼ndl. The name is a playful variant of Eous â€“ one of the chariot horses of sun god Helios, according to Greek mythology â€“ chosen for the way a horseâ€™s erratic jaunts evoke a designerâ€™s irregular everyday forays into the conceptual. Their Crosshatch Collection (2014) began with a desire to use an industrial material in a handcrafted way to create a weaving thatâ€™s both structural and decorative. A year of testing ropes later, they found the ideal choice to be parachute cord, which stays stiff and wonâ€™t stretch over time. In addition to the juxtaposition of materials, Crosshatch is also a play on transparency and shelter. â€œSpace flows through the open frame, but you sit in a kind of protected zone,â€ says Gernot. â€œItâ€™s cozy and comfortable.â€ Eoos has won more than 70 international awards, including the Compasso dâ€™Oro. Made in U.S.A. Heathered Black Lounge Chairs: Crosshatch Chair.