Evan Berding, Wellborn Chair (WORLD 2021)


This chair (one of a pair) was developed for a client to replicate the ergonomics of their favorite old - and disintegrating - wicker chair. Other than how it sat, they left the design up to me. I wanted to create the appearance of a woven seat suspended in the architecture of the frame. And, wanting to keep that frame airy, I designed the chair to provide strength not through bulky parts, but a structural lattice, which, in turn, opened up the opportunity for a more visually engaging composition. European Beech, finished with black-over-red milk paint. Round and half-round reed.

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