The Stuck Chair by Netherlands-based Oato Design Office is very unique in its back-to-basics design concept. This chair was created by taking apart all the elements of a traditional chair and piecing it back together as if they were simply “stuck” together, without any additional supports. Constructed predominantly from oak wood with a powder-coated steel backrest (so that it won’t lose any shape when force is applied), the legs are arranged in an ‘X’ formation and connect upwards through the seat to hold the backrest in place in such a way that the chair is functionally stable without the need for extra support materials. Minimalist and thoughtfully constructed, I love that there are only 2 materials and less than 10 pieces involved in the creation of this furniture piece.
From the Oato designers:
We like the kind of surprise element that is created due to the fact that people expect the chair to have additional supports, but when they look underneath they won’t find any.
The Stuck Chair received a special mention at the ARC 2012 chair design contest. Check out more photos of the minimalist Stuck Chair below:
This chair is produced by Kuperus & Gardenier.
What are your thoughts on the Stuck Chair by Oato Design Office?
[via Design Boom]