Archetype For Today
What would the archetypal wooden chair of today look like? Danish designer Thomas Bentzen translates the wooden Scandinavian stackable chair into a modern form language with the Cover Side Chair for Muuto. “I wanted to give the design a crisp and contemporary expression through its thin plywood material, paired with the solid and grounded sentiment of its frame and base in solid wood,” he says. “With the details of its curved backrest that folds gently around the back legs and its warm materiality, the chair translates the ideas of Scandinavian craftsmanship into a modern design language.” The oak chair is stackable (up to five chairs high) and lightweight, making it handy for small spaces and varied contexts of use. In Singapore, Muuto is available from Grafunkt.