david ericsson creates beech madonna chair for gärsnäs
 
david ericsson creates beech madonna chair for gärsnäs
mar 22, 2015

david ericsson creates beech madonna chair for gärsnäs

david ericsson creates beech madonna chair for gärsnäs
all images © lennart durehed 

 

 

 

there’s something to say about beech, a material that’s simple, light, durable and functional all at the same time. ‘madonna chair’ is the result of seeing these qualities and taking advantage, pairing the wood with organic tärnsjö leather for an elegant, fundamental dining seat. the design, by swedish david ericsson, consists of ribs in the back, legs, and sides to create a sturdy construction, with leather–or plywood– wrapped or friction fit to the beech structure. all parts are of equal and utmost importance, not a single piece present unless necessary. the chair is produced by gärsnäs in stockholm, sweden.

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front view with plywood seat and back

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3/4 view

david ericsson creates beech madonna chair for gärsnäs
‘madonna chair’ with armrests

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various connections make the chair sturdy

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swedish brand, gärsnäs, produces the seat
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back, detail of leather connections 
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‘madonna’ in tan leather
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chair in black leather
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‘madonna chair’
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the seat was created by david ericsson

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detail of armrest & plywood seat

 

 

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