clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chair
clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chair clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chair
aug 12, 2016

clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chair


‘saitens’ is a minimal two-seat chair developed by young german designer clara schweers. based on a series of three leonardo da vinci sketches. the most influential source, an image of sun rays shining onto a parabolic mirror, translates into the form’s organic quality made using mostly straight sections.

the seat was developed by schweers for university
images © clara schweers




from a conceptual standpoint, ‘saitens’ investigates human communication, be it with a friend, a loved one, or total stranger. two identical seats, designated by a single woven piece of high-strength fishing wire, are positioned in total balance alternate to one another. connection between both sitters is intimate but doesn’t require physical contact, offering a subtle opportunity for communication. ‘saitens’ was designed by clara schweers.

clara schweers saitens steel chair
‘saitens’ sculptural underside

clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chairwire detail

clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chair
wire weaves through the base, defining two identical seats

clara schweers saitens steel chair
winding steel structure

‘saitens’, designed by clara schweers

clara schweers saitens steel chair
the seat uses a minimal selection of materials

clara schweers designs minimal two-seat saitens steel chair
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da vinci’s sun rays shining onto a parabolic mirror

wire composition alternatives



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