Go fish

Nendo's new Fishline Chair uses fishing line as a type of varnish to create an interesting uneven look.

Fishing line may seem to be something of an unconventional material for the design of a chair. But Nendo’s new Fishline Chair proves that it is not just possible, but also works particularly well.

The Fishline Chair, which can been seen at Interieur 2012 in Belgium from 20 October 2012, sees the fishing line wound tightly around the surface of the wooden chair to give it a designed unevenness.

Nendo dyed the fishing line before using it, which made it function as a varnish that brings the wood grain to life and adds a touch of colour.

The Japanese designers explain that “the Fishline Chair is an exploration into ways of finishing wooden surfaces that go beyond the usual applications”.

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