Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

The Ondarreta chairs collection designed by Nadia Arratibel

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Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology
08/11/2019 - Bob is one of the most emblematic products of furniture design by Ondarreta. This collection tells the story of a family that has been perfecting for more than 40 years, learning to balance between beauty and function, between craft and technology.
 
Welcoming with smooth shapes, the Bob chair designed by Nadia Arratibel. Architect and third generation, Nadia is an expert in designing and creating a chair. To be able to design the Bob Chair, she studied the balance between the minimum use of raw material, elegance and stability for a model that could create ambition and be versatile. It was a big challenge to create a wooden shell, that plays with the flexibility of the wood and its ergonomics, and making it exceptionally comforting as a wooden shell or completely upholstered.

A one whole piece shell
Its characteristic one piece wooden Shell makes it a really stylized and with lots of resistance due to its curvature. The structure, in wood or steel, gives it a slender appearance without losing any stability.
Both, structure and shell, are drawn evenly, an undividable pair with different process and finishes, that meet and fit perfectly together. The shell, either in wood or upholster, makes it a really comfortable chair with lots of possibilities to customize for the creation of new spaces.

Raw materials
The journey begins in the Basque Country, at the beech and oakwood plank warehouse where the material is carefully selected on criteria of sustainability, quality and beauty. Here is where we find the potential to become, through chiselling and moulding, what they have imagined and drawn, they look for the possibility of using impeccable design.

Technique
Our production process today comprises both artisanal and technological techniques; it requires expert hands, trained eyes, and also modern machinery. For example, every time we serve custom made for each new project.
 
Traceability
In Ondarreta, we have our own wood manufacturing and varnishing plants, as well as a steel handling one which allows us to be flexible and deliver a bespoke final product resulting from a process of vertical traceability.

Design
More than just a seat, Bob Collection is the perfect example and reflection of Ondarreta’s vision regarding the design of furniture. With it different options in height and dimensions, Bob collection is suitable for many spaces, for home or to create a homey look in office projects or restaurants, without losing its high performance efficiency. Beyond the ephemeral aesthetic trends, Ondarreta reflects honesty and sustainability (Km 0). It is Ondarreta way of working, creating ties between people and promote human connections through their designs.
Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

Bob: A Wooden Shell Between Craft and Technology

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