Purist Chair by Elisa Honkanen

, , , , By Catherine

An admirer of Angelo Mangiarotti’s Eccentrico table, Finnish designer Elisa Honkanen wanted to see if it is possible to make a chair with the same concept, using gravity joints. She created a minimalist chair that recalls old Windsor chairs but in an extremely reduced version of it – That’s why she named ‘Purist’.

The plywood board that forms the seat has four inclined holes for the wooden bars, which create legs and support for the backrest. To stabilize the structure, it’s enough to have two screws that’ll fix the lateral wooden bars to each-other and neoprene cord to unite the whole structure.

Dimensions: 49 x 45 x h 80,5cm
Materials: plywood, birch (wooden bars), neoprene

About Elisa Honkanen
“Coming from Finland I’ve learned from the very beginning to appreciate the pure and practical lifestyle. In design this means continuous self-analyzing: questioning if the object is truly needed and honesty to oneself in evaluting the project.

(…) What I especially love in design is the moment when form starts taking its shape and the sensation of finding the right place for every piece in the project. I hope I’m able to transmit this into my work by creating objects that people enjoy using and having.”

Photos: Elisa Honkanen

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