WEDGE By BassamFellows
Solid wood chair with armrests
Solid Wood, Walnut, Oak, Ash
Wedge is a carved, solid wood chair with an upholstered seat. The armrests and backrest are supported by a steel support. Materials: Carved solid Walnut, Oak, Ash or Ebonized Ash.
There is subtle, invisible but crucial architectural detail here. One of BassamFellows’ ongoing projects is to create what we think is the most fundamental as well as elegant dining chair, where the detail on the materials used is a key visual component, and the shape is dynamic but feels effortless and light. This new design mixes a visual simplicity with an involved technique: to achieve the angle silhouette that echoes the physicality of a sprinter at the starting blocks, the chair is supported by a pair of back legs that lean at 70 degrees, in contrast to the simple vertical lines at the front. The backrest is a key architectural aspect – cantilevered and supported by thin wooden armrests sculpted to be wider at the front for function and tapered away to as little as possible behind. The construction is more complicated than the shape appears – to achieve the elements of negative space and lightness we wanted, we embedded a steel support in the armrest and backrest.