Japanese wood workshop Maruni and highly acclaimed Nendo design have teamed up to create a ultra minimal wood chair. At first glance it is hard to believe that this chair is structurally sound. Great detail has gone into creating this illusion of lightness, hollowed out solid wood pieces are used to slip over the 9mm internal metal frame creating a slim leg with a diameter of only 15mm. Each chair is hand made and takes about a month to produce.
Currently this chair is only a Limited Production.
Some great images and more via The Contemporist
We just brought in this piece into the store today and it really is a gem. Made essentially of four wood pieces and a length of cord, the simplicity is evident in its light weight visuals. It almost looks more like a musical instrument than a piece of furniture.
Originally designed in 1953 by Canadian designer Jacques Guillon, the Cord Chair has been out of production for over 40 years. Re-issued by Avenue Road out of Toronto the chair is available in Walnut Veneer or Black Lacquer with a 8-strand braided cord seat and back.