This chair was on display at the RCA shows a few weeks ago. It was so unbelievably light I could lift it with one finger comfortably.
In starting to design a wooden chair, I looked at the properties of woods.
What intrigued me most, was balsa wood. Balsa is a hardwood; but very unique. It grows fast, is light in colour, with a very soft, warm texture. Most surprising is its weight, as the lightest of all woods.
Exploring this material, my process is based on reinterpreting craft techniques combined with developing alternatives to industrial methods.
Although seemingly disparate, the combination retains a commitment to experiment, challenge and innovate.
The chair intends to reflect practical considerations, in terms of production, use and everyday beauty, as well. I wanted to hatch ideas on my own, experiment with forms, materials and techniques.
Material Balsa wood + Lime wood + Veneer: Lime/Beech/Maple/Mahogany
Weight 1.28 kg Dimensions (mm) 390 X 420 X 780