Comprising parts carved from solid wood, this chair was developed on the concept of a standard chair. Curves that you unconsciously want to touch and complex joints are all precisely carved from natural wood and polished by artisans for an exquisite finish. Slightly bent to provide back support, the chair’s stile connects seamlessly with the backrest, while the legs have a simple, orthodox structure featuring penetrating tie beams. The backrest has been carved from bentwood to emphasize the wood’s expression. So that the natural wood texture does not give a heavy impression, the backrest, seat frame, and armrests have a sharp form that projects a sense of lightness, the aim of which is to create a standard appearance to match any use. Soap finishing creates a gentle impression that adds the wood’s texture, while the paint finish creates an even sharper, lighter impression. The chair’s straight-as-an-arrow form and the texture of the wood simultaneously bring a sense of lightness and softness to spaces.
Pictured: Wood - Ash Soap, Upholstery - Brown Leather (L2).
Available also in Ash Black / Charcoal gray / Snow white / Dark wenge, and other fabric / leather upholstery options.
Minoru Nagahara is an esteemed figure in the Japanese furniture design scene, and serves as Chairman of several corporations including the Asahikawa Furniture Industry Cooperative, the Hokkaido Furniture Industry Cooperative Association and the Federation of Japan Furniture Manufacturers Association. He received his education in Japan, and gained international experience and insight in West Germany as a technical trainee. From there, he returned to his homeland and established Interior Centre Co. Ltd., which we now recognise as Conde House. He currently serves as the company's chairman of the board of directors.