steam bent wood, plywood
A chair made using traditional steam bent wood techniques with
a not so traditional look. Taking inspiration from the classic Thonet
chairs the No.7 chair reinterprets the traditional bent wood aesthetic.
The inspiration came from looking at the way some of these old
chairs were made as well as from a visit to an actual wood bending
workshop to understand the strengths and limitations of the technique.
When designing this chair I was particularly interested in finding a
balance in combining these traditional craftsmanship methods with a
new, contemporary visual language, while maintaining usability and
comfort as the main parameters in the chair’s proportions.
First prize in Promosedia International Design Competition