Product type: chair
Year: 2017
Collaboration with: Dirk Vosding
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„Was bleibt“ was the German working title of the chair Mµ. It can be translated with “what remains” and emphasizes the idea behind the project: what remains when we reduce the amount of material used to build a wooden chair to a minimum?
The result is this elegant, lightweight and comfortable chair.

The product was developed taking advantage of the characteristics of natural ash wood, we created an elastic seating surface and backrest that bend playfully and adapt to your body just in the moment when you take a seat and lean back. The sledge base supports this functionality. Since the lateral parts of the frame are now part of the sledge base and not at the height of the seating surface any more, the whole frame can bend slightly to allow the flexible, thin wooden strips that form the seating surface to adapt to the human body. Moreover the material thickness at the backrest tapers to a minimum and can bend from its vertical position to a comfortable ten to twelve degrees tilted backrest.
The plain, lightweight chair can be used for a variety of situations and is a perfect furniture for the dining room because of its continuing comfort throughout a long dinner.

Illustration by Max Guther

Super lightweight massive wood chair Mµ hanging on a finger
Golden version of super lightweight massive wood chair Mµ hanging
Detail of super lightweight massive wood chair Mµ
Detail of super lightweight massive wood chair Mµ
Black and gold version of super lightweight massive wood chair Mµ in situ
Animation of flexibility of chair Mµ

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Paper model of super lightweight chair Mµ
3D-print of plastic version of super lightweight chair Mµ stacked
Illustration by Max Guther with super lightweight chair Mµ standing in a pool
Black version of super lightweight massive wood chair Mµ in paintbooth

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