fabricated from oak and beech, the motivation for the series was an old wooden university trestle chair by architect berndt pedersen. the interpretation features nesting, comfort and durability while maintaining the original typology of the trestle style. designing to the mantra ‘a strong sensual stackable wooden chair’, the bouroullec duo split the form into two parts to produce an aesthetic with a pronounced seam where the two shells meet. under the seat along this defined join the four legs attach to create an A-frame leg structure, allowing infinite neat stacking where most other chairs pile forward.
the seat and back are mounted in the centre creating a highly flexible build which follows the movement of the user - bearing similarity to cantilever varieties from the bauhaus school in germany in the 1930s. the table tops are also positioned in the middle of the framework to allow for natural cable run as well as an aesthetic connection to the other pieces.
the brothers describe the impetus for the set:
‘with this new collection it was our ambition to resume an old scandinavian tradition targeting specific architecture and specific needs in designing new furniture… in our proposal for the new range of educational furniture, we have attempted to create furniture which in form and identity has a clear dating in our age and which in a compelling manner uncovers the functional needs of a university in 2012.’
The widely known hungarian Anker club’s summer version is ANKER’T. Therefor, it is an open air place, which have just appeared for first time in 2012 June. The basic idea of the ANKER’T, was creating a unique place which has mostly minimal characteristic design. The aim of the owners was not to be one of a thousand of ruin bars in Budapest. Due to the concept, I let the original structure of the building to live. I used only the two fundamental colours, black and white complete it with some typographical gag. What gives the enterior a little twist, are the light-boxes, which are directing the guest’s focus on the walls. I have found those old and messy walls attractive and tried to design an eternal identity for the bar.