This concept chair began from the desire to show a reclining body as simplified through the icon of a spiraling rectangular figure. The thin profile accentuates the line element, and is actualized through the use of a 1-1/4" white maple frame. The further enhancement of the flat reed splint weaving for the seat reinforces this patterning notion and is intended to recall traditional methods. Splint is a flat woody material cut from the inside of the rattan palm, and used for splint basketry and weaving in rustic furniture. The seat frame is thus slit to accept the weave, and again accentuates these various thin and linear profiles. The back was never fully conceptualized; however various soft and light colored cushions were experimented successfully.
Thanks to Mark Macek for his guidance during this project.
Find him at: http://macekfurniture.com/
Location: Austin, TX, US