August 25, 2011

Clamp Chair by Andreas Kowalewski

"The intention was to design a comfortable yet simple wooden chair, which reveals the beauty of the wood materialand the skills of the craftsman. The "Clamp" principle shapes the chair consistently and determines its character, byinterlocking the legs, corpus, seat and backrest structurally as well as visually and forms eventually a seamless unityof all elements. Made from a single piece of molded plywood, the upholstered backrest embraces the body of the userlike a shell. Each of the wooden parts was carefully selected in terms of coloring and grain. The structural details suchas the wooden joints emphasize the aesthetical appearance and precision of the chair."