Flecto by Christian Juhl


Flecto by Christian Juhl

This material-driven project is based on the idea of collaboration between two contradictory materials. On one hand, I wanted to work with wood, a material rooted in tradition and known for it’s, strength, warmth and tactility. On the other hand, I wanted to work with silicone, which in contrast is pliable and flexible, adding softness, flexibility and comfort. My aim was to challenge the dining chair in terms of new materials and to take advantage of the flexible silicone as a new feature to enhance comfort. The flexible backrest accommodates the back and allows for user mobility. The gentle cushioning function underneath the wooden seat adds comfort and softness, and the ferrels grips the floor all the while protecting the chair from shoemarks. I took advantage of the functionalities that the material silicone possesses: comfort, flexibility and playfulness.
In order to make the silicone collaborate with the wood, I had to find a way that the silicone could lock itself inside the wood. raditional cabinetmaker joinery ended up being the inspiration of connecting the silicone to the wooden handles of the backrest. The two wooden handles are gently placed inside the mold while pouring the silicone into the mold. The silicone will run inside the turned handle and spread out to the two “buttons” on the handles and lock itself inside it, as it sets.

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Conus Chair by Stefan During

Some time ago Stefan During sent me photo’s of one of his new designs: the Conus Chair. To me it has some resemblance with the Safari Chair or Roorkhee or Campaign Chair.

The Conus chair is put together by the user from a separate seat, back, four legs, and two armrests.
First one fits the conical legs into the conical holes of the seat.
Then the swivelling back is fitted into the armrests, and lowered unto the tops of the legs.
There are two options for fitting the back, for shorter and for longer legs.
The Conus comes in two sizes; one as an easy chair, the other one as a higher version for sitting at a table.
The saddle-shaped back and the seat are upholstered in felt, or leather.
A table based on the same principle is also an option.
I make the Conus in oak or beech wood.

Mademoiselle Lounge Chair by Ilmary Tapiovaara (1956) – 2013 IMM Cologne (10)

Mademoiselle Lounge Chair by Ilmary Tapiovaara (1956)

I’m not a Ilmary Tapiovaara design fan as the chairs and stools tend to fall apart because they cannot bear the load of sitting. In one way or another he wasn’t able to give his designs the sturdiness of real shaker chairs.

Chair DRB15 by Chad Womack

Chair DRB15 by Chad Womack

Chair DRB15 by Chad Womack

We do have a Facebook page for chairblog, but sometimes do not pay attention enough to the reactions of our followers there…as there was Chad Womack who pointed us to his chair DRB15 there.

Chair Model No. DRB 15 is composed of American Cherry solids with African Wenge back splat and polished Stainless Steel banding. The hand tied traditional sprung seat is shown in fine Cognac brown hide. The curved cherry back rest was glued up to the required thickness and band-sawed on a taper. The back rest blank was also positioned on a compound angle on the saw table so that no glue line was visible on the face, disrupting the pattern of the wood grain. The back splat is veneered in beautiful dark African Wenge and traced with a banding of polished stainless steel. Polished stainless hex key fasteners are used as both functional and decorative elements. The tapered Cherry back legs are splayed on a compound angle to give the chair an elegant stance

Bernardes by Andreu Carulla

A convent was looking for new furniture, Andreu Carulla obliged and Sverges produced them.