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Creek Armchair

2012

Creek is envisioned as a stream of lines that harmoniously rise and drop to collectively form a surface you can sit on.

The construction of the chair and the openings on its sides allows you to ‘see through’ it, making it appear light and ethereal to the eye, a feature which contrasts its actual function. This makes the experience of sitting on the chair surprisingly pleasant.

Creek was a one-off piece borne from a research in fabrication techniques aimed at achieving new performances from an ancient material.

As a process, the design is about minimizing the armchair typology to a single surface which is further reduced to a series of lines. The process is then reversed to fabricate the actual chair; the individually bent strips of wood join each other to create a surface strong enough to act as a seat.