The Bouroullec brothers have once again pushed the boundaries of furniture design with a chair that looks to the idea of blending hand-sculpted wood with numerically controlled milling machines.
French design brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec continue their collaboration with Italian contemporary furniture manufacturer Mattiazzi to design the Uncino collection. The family of wooden task chairs reveal two different backrests, a swivel base and a sledge base.
The gently carved wooden pieces are held in place by bent metal rods. While wood remains the main actor, the metal parts of the chair play a fundamental role in its construction and flexibility. The metal structure joins the wooden pieces together in an almost organic overlap. The wood is seen to embrace the metal rods, whose form subtly appears on the wooden surface.
While the chairs have a minimalist aesthetic, they are adaptable and comfortable.
The Uncino Chair was unveiled at the 2014 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy earlier this year.