WOODY ALIEN CHAIR
In the performance of a high level of elegance and compactness of the whole, the character of the material is simultaneously emphasized and denied, by bold design: wood as a living organism has its own directions, veins, places of cracking. By shaping by the method of bending to a high degree, while respecting the limits of possibilities, the vitality of the material is retained and used.
With its intense colour the character of the material is hidden, the texture and joints are denied, in favour of the complementary quality of accentuated compactness and the character of the surface design.
“As in music, especially in jazz, with a good basic theme it is possible to add variations, play and to create something new. Wood bending is a basic theme that has its own formal language, as if it contains movement, momentum, in contrast to the flat parts with which it joins, with changes in thickness, with variations that give the basic theme a whole new tone.”