veronika wildgruber: softwood cushion chairs
veronika wildgruber: softwood cushion chairs veronika wildgruber: softwood cushion chairs
sep 28, 2011

veronika wildgruber: softwood cushion chairs

‘softwood’ chairs by veronika wildgruber image © designboom

spotted at ‘now! le off’ exhibition during paris design week 2011, german designer veronika wildgruber presented her series of ‘softwood’ chairs. at first glance the furniture seating seems to be upholstered, expressing the soft appearance of cushions. however, upon closer inspection, one observes that the seat and back of each chair is sculpted in solid wood, hand carved to give tufted and quilted looks. despite their hard material, they are still quite as comfortable as the perceived cushioned seat. the series is composed of three chairs, each with different upholstery pattern.

detail image © designboom

‘tufted’ chair image © designboom

image © designboom

image courtesy veronika wildgruber

image courtesy veronika wildgruber

  • this is boring and ordinary… i like them anyway, but dont know why

    De Beli says:
  • reminds me a tad of the tromp l’oiel pieces that Wendell Castle did about 25 years ago that involved draped and flowing fabric forms carved in wood

    dbkii says:
  • optical comfort only!!!!!

    Gastón says:
  • they should’ve shown those chairs at [url=]macef[/url] too

    nik says:

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