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Chair No 15 by Anders Hammarstrand

Chair No 15 by Anders Hammarstrand
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Swedish designer Anders Hammarstrand sees this series as part furniture design, part sculpture.He begins the process with a series of line sketches, which form the shape of a chair in profile. According to the designer, “If one draws the profile of each chair – all 23 pieces one after the other – they look as if they were signs in a kind of secret alphabet.” The resulting pieces are constructed from plane rectangular boards of hardwood in different sizes. These boards are placed in a horizontal, vertical or oblique position and joined together. The choice of wood and the precision of the joints are of great importance. Finally, when the construction of a chair is completed, the wood is treated with shellac and wax. He never uses lacquer because it is of great importance that the feeling of wood remains intact in the finished work. The result is a chair that has clean simplistic lines in an almost abstract form while retaining a natural style.

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