DesignApplause – Slat chair. Scott henderson. ICFF 2011.


Scott Henderson, known for his witty and playful designs for table and home such as his salad tools for Wovo and carafe Vin Eau Carafe, showed an equally clever chair at ICFF. Slat Chair is composed of pieces evocative of barrel staves, that provide the structure with both tension and compression.

He explained:
“Two semi-circular polished stainless steel rods are interlocked by a tight steam bend on both ends of a molded aircraft grade birch veneer ‘slat’ and held in tension.” The seat, by contrast “is suspended in the negative spaces between the base slats that also form the back support. The end result is a highly sculptural light-weight chair, the concept for which is applicable to other furniture pieces.” Visually, the result suggests ribs or other bones and evokes both Renaissance chairs and Frank Gehry’s hockey stick inspired furniture. [ scott henderson ]

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