tomoko azumi steam bends beech wood flow chair for ercol
tomoko azumi steam bends beech wood flow chair for ercol
sep 17, 2015

tomoko azumi steam bends beech wood flow chair for ercol

tomoko azumi steam bends beech wood flow chair for ercol
all images courtesy of tomoko azumi




architect and designer tomoko azumi will be presenting ‘flow’, a result of a collaboration with english furniture brand ercol. ‘flow’ is an elegant chair made from steam-bent beech with a curvaceous form. the high level of craftsmanship, a trademark of ercol furniture, is evident through the refined sweeping lines, tapered seat and space-saving ergonomic stacking function.

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ercol’s high level of craftsmanship is perceived in steam-bent beech


this striking contemporary seating object by tomoko azumi reflects her aim of improving daily life through design, its form and functionality, thereby creating a stunning addition to ercol’s portfolio.
available in natural solid beech, or a painted finish including white and black, the ‘flow’ chair is both flexible and practical and will look as much at home in a dining room as in a bedroom.

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‘flow’ showcases refined sweeping lines in its contemporary design



flow’ is on show at the margaret howell showroom during the 2015 london design festival and will be thereafter on sale at heal’s.

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‘flow’ is stackable making it easy for customers to manage their floor space, and ideal for shipping

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‘flow’ is designed to bridge ercol’s classical style to the contemporary lifestyle



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • I agree with James, although I have seen things similar at Interform Contract Furniture that worked surprisingly well.

  • I like the wood work, and its stackability. Not sure about the esthetic — not harmonious or clear? Different strokes, I suppose.


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