Ben van Berkel’s continuous chair is made out of wood in an extraordinary way. Stability is its outstanding quality, in addition to a sustainable, ergonomic and contemporary design following the tradition of the best carpentry techniques and expertise in the curving of wood, which occurs in two directions in the back of the chair. “My world is the world in transformation. That’s why I try to free the design of any style fixation. ” In the SILU table, the quality of the wood construction is clearly apparent, especially in the joint between the leg and the worktop, where it curves to meet the solid wood. Following the same forms as the chair, it avoids edges at this point.
The wood is certified ash or oak and is available in natural colours but also in a range of stains that can be combined. “I’m interested in how the design feels. In a building it is very rare for the body to touch the construction, whereas here all of the construction – the chair – touches the body. ”
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