inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes
 
inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes
jan 31, 2011

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes

österlen chair

here is a sneak preview of the österlen chair and table designed by inga sempe for gärsnäs, to be presented during the stockholm furniture fair from 8 to 12 feb. 2011.

the recessed surfaces along the chair’s back frame are designed to create a more comfortable backrest. these cuts are repeated throughout the chair, acting both functionally to form the wood joints and adding visual interest to the piece.

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes österlen chair

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes detail of österlen chair

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes österlen chair and table, detail of table

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes maquette

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes maquette

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes prototypes

inga sempe: oesterlen chair and table for gaersnaes scale models

  • I think the table works but the chair falls short. The detailing on every corner seems superfluous or just decorative. With such a simple & minimal chair why add decoration? Of course without the decoration, the chair looks too similar to James Irvine’s reinterpretation of the cafe chair from Thonet. I’m a real Inga Sempe fan but I feel this one falls short.

    faf
  • very nice!

    axioma

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