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Purist Chair by Elisa Honkanen


"I've been a fan of Angelo Mangiarotti's Eccentrico table for a long time, and I wanted to see if it is possible to make a chair with the same concept (using gravity joints)."
  So the plywood board that forms the seat has four inclined holes for the wooden bars, which create legs and support for the backrest. To stabilize the structure is enough to have two screws that'll fix the lateral wooden bars to each-other and neoprene cord to unite the whole structure.

Form language recalls old Windsor chairs, being an extremely reduced version of its "ancestors" (that's why name Purist). Chair was presented during Milan Design Week in April 2012 (at Fabbrica del Vapore with 'Qualities Uncovered') and it won 1st prize in The Interieur Design Awards (object category) at Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk.

Dimensions: 49 x 45 x h 80,5cm
Materials: plywood, birch (wooden bars), neoprene


Words and photos: Courtesy of Elisa Honkanen