jasper morrison's fionda for mattiazzi references the frame of a camping chair
jasper morrison's fionda for mattiazzi references the frame of a camping chair jasper morrison's fionda for mattiazzi references the frame of a camping chair
apr 24, 2013

jasper morrison's fionda for mattiazzi references the frame of a camping chair

jasper morrison’s fionda for mattiazzi references the frame of a camping chair





having bought a camping chair in japan for interior use, but finding the aluminium ‘X’ bars in the front and back of the frame a bit uncomfortable, jasper morrison decided to create one that was made specifically for the indoors by removing the ‘X’s. thus ‘fionda’ (meaning ‘sling’ in italian) was born. the british designer has perfected the wooden joints of the design so that they result in a light and strong frame, which can be stacked horizontally when the canvas covers which form the seats are taken-off. produced by italian company mattiazzi, ‘fionda’ comes in two models, a dining and lounge version, accompanied by a stackable table.


‘I am attracted to the language of camping and campaign furniture. it’s something about the lightness of structure and required efficiency in achieving something comfortable…’ – jasper morrison



the ‘fionda’ chair takes its name from the canvas sling which forms the seat–in italian ‘fionda’ means sling



the wooden frame is lightweight and strong



how the wooden frames horizontally stack image © designboom



detail of the brandingimage © designboom



‘fionda’ also comes with a stackable table



the furniture has been designed for both indoor and outdoor use


jasper morrison with the ‘fionda’ collection




  • Sat in it, very uncomfortable, as it squeezes the knees/legs together.

    John says:

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