Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The Möbius Chair by Frans Schrofer
The mobius chair is a circular wooden chair designed by dutch designer Frans Schrofer of Studio Schrofer for a design competition conducted by Fritz Becker, a German manufacturer of formed wood products.
From Studio Schrofer:
Responding to Fritz Becker’s competition, Frans Schrofer submitted 3 chair designs, one of which was a rough pencil sketch of an undulating circular form with convex and concave lines, pushing the limits of wood lamination and 3D forming. The chair was named Möbius for its resemblance of a continuous and twisted ribbon of wood. Because of it’s sheer complexity, we were pretty convinced it wouldn’t be selected, but we wanted the chance to challenge the commercial chair designs, lamination process, and push 3D technology “way out there”.
To our utter amazement, the Möbius was not only a finalist, but also selected to be among the 25 to be prototyped and displayed during the Interzum 2009 exhibition. Becker’s craftsmen applied a warm grained veneer on the circular contour of the chair – the result is stunning.