dent chair by o4i for blå station
dent chair by o4i for blå station dent chair by o4i for blå station
feb 06, 2013

dent chair by o4i for blå station

‘dent chair’ by o4i for blå stationimage © erik karlsson

the story of ‘dent chair’ by swedish studio o4i for blå station starts with the idea of trying to achieve the impossible: to mould a double-curved 3D surface out of regular veneer – transforming a hard, flat surface into a double-curved shell that comfortably cradles the human body. using layer-glued compression-moulded ash wood, the stackable furniture piece uses ordinary (not 3D) veneer to achieve its form. available in stained or natural lacquered finishes, green chrome, chrome III or lacquered steel leg options complement the seat.

image © erik karlsson

image © erik karlsson

image © erik karlsson

image © erik karlsson

image © erik karlsson

mould detailimage © erik karlsson

forming processimage © erik karlsson

plywood forming processimage © erik karlsson

image © erik karlsson

material samplesimage © erik karlsson

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  • Amazing dent efect!
    very cool how they achieved the results whit the press mold…

    dal design says:
  • It’s a shame the legs are so ordinary as the seat shell is very cool…

    Andy C says:

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