Successful proof of great experimentation and daring, the Wooden Chair by Marc Newson was born of the desire to push the manipulation of wood to its limits.
Wooden Chair is a modern, innovative seat, yet it is also warm, cosy and comfortable. The structure, made of oiled natural solid ash wood, is fluid and continuous, almost organic. The beech wood planks, bent with hot steam to form a double curve, are supported by two horizontal reinforcements: 2 at the ends and 3 in the seat area, all fastened with visible screws.
Born in Australia in 1963, Marc Newson worked around the world, first in Tokyo, than in Paris, finally in London where, with Benjamin de Haan, he opened Marc Newson Ltd. in 1997. A wide number of his projects are cultural symbols represented by the best museums all over the world, for example the Moma of New York and the Vitra Museum. He is the designer who best entered the pop culture scene: his pieces have been used by Madonna in her videos and in the Austin Powers films.