There are four kinds of things that I care for: beautiful furniture, nice cooking utensils, books, and good art. I don’t need any kind of electronics, or fancy gadgets, or lots of space. I just want a place where I can have a living room with a library for our books and space for our furniture, and a kitchen where Claire and I can cook all day. One day that will happen, but until then, we have been filling her parent’s house with all the furniture we make! One of the latest projects that I finished is this Lounge Chair. I made it last year as part of a furniture seminar that I took, and I think it turned out incredibly!
The whole idea of the project was to create a chair using baltic birch plywood, a material that I absolutely love. I wanted the chair to be made of a series of similar profiles that when connected would create a slightly contoured shape. So although all of the pieces look similar, they are not. At the same time, I was interested in creating a chair with varying degrees of opacity, such that from certain angles it looks much more solid than from others. To do that, I spaced out the plywood slats with half inch aluminum spacers and connected the chair to the frame at only four points between the two outermost profiles. The result is a lounger that is both large and dominant, but also light and transparent.