The N01 Chair

De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ja­panese de­sign stu­dio Nendo

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W. Ate­lier, to­gether with The Repub­lic of Fritz Hansen, have un­veiled the N01, a gor­geous wooden chair de­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ja­panese de­sign stu­dio Nendo, in Sin­ga­pore. Cre­ated with the best of Dan­ish and Ja­panese aes­thet­ics and pu­rity, N01 brings back na­ture and em­braces the essence of time­less wood crafts­man­ship. Nendo rep­re­sents a de­sign lan­guage that both com­ple­ments the Fritz Hansen de­sign DNA and at the same time chal­lenges it with a new take on work­ing with gen­uine

crafts­man­ship, the re­sult is the N01.

Ja­panese and Dan­ish de­sign tra­di­tions have a lot in com­mon and the N01, which is both min­i­mal­ist in look and highly de­tailed in de­sign, is a sub­lime ex­am­ple of this. The N01 is a very hon­est de­sign that tells the story of the warmth of wood and of un­com­pro­mis­ing qual­ity. Its light ex­pres­sion is serene and se­duc­tive, and its construction is clever and crafted with Ja­panese per­fec­tion­ism. N01 com­bines a seat and a back in nine lay­ers of ve­neer, char­ac­ter­is­tic of the Fritz Hansen stack­ing chair col­lec­tion, while the base is a pure and ele­gant in­ter­pre­ta­tion of work­ing with solid wood.

The cre­ation of the chair re­quired metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to construction, as ev­ery de­tail fits to­gether as a seam­less puz­zle. Made of 23 pieces of wood and ve­neer, the chair is hand-as­sem­bled us­ing wood from a Bel­gian fam­i­ly­owned wood man­u­fac­turer founded in 1924. Pri­or­ity was given in the de­sign to main­tain the noise­less and sleek ap­pear­ance of the chair while en­sur­ing im­mense strength and sta­bil­ity to last for gen­er­a­tions. For ex­am­ple, the joint sec­tions are de­signed to look as if they are touch­ing each other as lit­tle as pos­si­ble and this is only made pos­si­ble with pre­cise at­ten­tion to de­tail in the assem­bly process.

N01 is avail­able in three colours, Black Oak, Nat­u­ral Oak and Beech, with op­tional seat cush­ions in fab­ric or leather. www.wa­te­lier.com

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