NL architects: OH NO skinny chair
NL architects: OH NO skinny chair NL architects: OH NO skinny chair
nov 06, 2010

NL architects: OH NO skinny chair

‘OH-NO skinny chair’

the ‘OH-NO skinny chair’ by dutch based NL architects was designed as part of the charity chair project initiated by AIT and dietiker AG, switzerland as a means of helping those suffering from poor living conditions supporting the langa township in cape town, south africa.

NL architects was asked to customize dietiker’s chair called ONO. they came up with the idea to strip the chair to its bones, making it ‘skinny’ and naming it ‘OH-NO’. their intention with ‘OH-NO’ investigates to what extent, material can be stripped away from the original object for it to still remain a ‘chair’. the result was that ‘OH-NO’ became a delicate, fragile version of ONO.


underside of chair

process making:

beginning to whittle away the wood


finishing off the chair

the wood that was whittled away from the chair… now a pile of saw dust

  • Same thing as the Karen Ryan chair you posted a few days back. Ideas are in the Air!

    Kas says:
  • true + put it on the floor and try to sit on it guys. If your ass hits the floor for me its no longer a chair.

    mr says:
  • brillant idea! but I think it’s not so comfortable..

    leo says:

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