← This is not a chair.
Ceci n’est pas une chaise.
Hallgeir Homstvedt and Jonah Takagi
Contour Chair, 2018
32.5" x 20" x 20.5" Seat Height 19"
Walnut and oak wood, leather, wool
“The Contour Chair was born of a simple brief: to create an angular dining chair. After weeks of sketching and tracing over each others scanned sketches, we arrived on a design that features a sweeping back panel. This became a signature element of the chair and serves as both a structural and decorative element. The long rabbet joint where the panel meets the rear leg provides torsional rigidity and allows for a thinner and more delicate stretcher system. We also came to the conclusion that dining chairs, while not in use, are most often seen from the back when pushed up to a table. Of course, once seated you really you judge the chair based upon its comfort. With the Contour seating, we were able to incorporate all of these elements; an elegant form factor, a striking profile and refined upholstery.”