drill design reimagines the traditional windsor chair with an offset version

 

 

 

drill design offers its contemporary take on the traditional windsor chair with their ‘offset’ version. conceived for time&style, the japanese studio’s rendition is characterized by two separate rings that form the seat surface and supporting frame; the arrangement of their parts reducing the overall weight of the object itself, and thus also making it stackable, unlike its historical counterpart. the two bentwood bands – realized using special japanese wood bending techniques – complement the strength of each other, and offer additional durability in terms of the load that the chair can support. ‘offset’ comes with two types of back rests which bring forth eastern and western aesthetics – the windsor-type and the chinese-type, the latter of which draws on the classic form of a ming chair. each of these designs compliment the woven cane seating of ‘offset’, delivering a modern update to a classic form.

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‘offset’ chair with its windsor-type chair back
drill design offset windsor chair designboom
view of how the two bent wood bands form a structure that is durable and lightweightdrill design offset windsor chair designboom
detail of how the chair back and seat are connected
drill design offset windsor chair designboom
‘offset’ chair with its eastern-type ming-styled chair back drill design offset windsor chair designboom
back view of the ming-styled version
drill design offset windsor chair designboom
detail of the chair’s joinery
drill design offset windsor chair designboom
the seat surface is made from woven cane
drill design offset windsor chair designboom
the ‘offset’ chair is ideal for any type of interior
drill design offset windsor chair designboom
the chair is stackable, unlike its historical predecessor