cutting edge chair and leaning fruit bowl by studio 248 cutting edge chair and leaning fruit bowl by studio 248
jan 02, 2013

cutting edge chair and leaning fruit bowl by studio 248

cutting edge chair



developed for the 2013 IMM cologne, thai studio 248 has conceived a series of furniture pieces – ‘the cutting edge chair’ and ‘leaning fruit bowl’. the idea for the chair is derived from the unique joint between two materials: steel rod and teak wood. the steel rod is designed with specific ‘voids’ to lock the wooden structure in place, making the joint more interesting by slicing of the wood, drawing attention to the beauty of grain surface.


influenced by traditional chinese fisherman’s hats, whose interesting shape and fine craftsmanship represent his simple way of life, the fruit bowl combines the weaving technique, which results in an unusual shape. the series  comes in two sizes, forming a refreshing landscape to the dining table when composed together.



cutting edge chair



cutting edge chair detail








chinese fisherman hat


leaning fruit bowl




leaning fruit bowl disassembled



‘cutting edge chair’ and ‘leaning fruit bowl’ by studio 248



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  • Nice work. Exposing the cut in the wood is very original (as far as I’m aware) and the bowl is incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

    Douglas says:

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