oscar tusquets blanca revives rattan with fontal chair for expormim
oscar tusquets blanca revives rattan with fontal chair for expormim oscar tusquets blanca revives rattan with fontal chair for expormim
may 16, 2012

oscar tusquets blanca revives rattan with fontal chair for expormim

  oscar tusquets blanca revives rattan with fontal chair for expormim




born from the desire to revive the use of rattan as a noble material for the production of furniture, spanish designer oscar tusquets blanca has developed ‘fontal’. the seating object which reminds us of a traditional chair uses the age old technique of caning combining it with a new appearance which retains a lightness and charm. with this contemporary furniture piece, tusquets has substituted the classic strutting and joint wrapping with a twinning method in order to join the reeds with one another to form the seating surface, while the structural framework of the design is composed of bent rattan elements, resulting in a flexible but resistant structure.

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oscar tusquets blanca expormim designboom detail


‘fontal’ chair


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the caned seat made using a twinning method


bending the chair’s frame


placing the rattan dowels into a mold


creating the joints


assembling the chair


oscar tusquets blanca consulting expormim staff on the construction of ‘fontal’

  • very nice!

    Julian says:
  • Is this rattan? wow

    Jes says:
  • nono – too much – less would be better – but less is thonet and done a long time ago!!!

    max says:

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