We first discovered the Relief Chair in the "Fashioning Felt" exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. And while we've long been fans of industrial felt and its applications, this was the first we've found that does the material justice in a piece of furniture.
The Relief Chair remasters the art of sculpting, using digital fabrication and solid, renewable materials. Materials commonly associated with seating – upholstery, foam products and toxic finishes – are all supplanted with thick sheets of natural wool felt, adhered with non-toxic, water-based adhesives. The precision-cut contours of each piece of felt are aggregated into sinuous yet comfortable forms. The cascading edges create an integral pattern with both a visual and tactile effect.
The Relief Chair's contours invite the user to sit back and relax. The body of the chair is a layered assembly of medium-density wool felt sheets, adhered to each other and sleeved over an internal steel frame. The felt body and frame rest on break-formed satin-finish stainless steel legs.
The composition juxtaposes weight and weightlessness with an intrepid stance. The chair makes a statement in any room or lounge.
Please note that, since wool felt is a natural product, the color of the material may be lighter or darker from what is pictured.
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