This recently completed armchair has been designed to be used for “active upright sitting,” rather than for lounging or relaxation. In this second iteration of the Upprätt armchair design, several evolutionary refinements are expressed. The chair is a bit taller, extending the outward reach of the increased curves in the legs. Front and back faces of the legs have been beveled, conforming to the lines of the curving seat. All the elements are narrower, lighter, more refined.
The elm wood in this chair was reclaimed from the lake bottom after being submerged for over 150 years since being harvested from an old growth North American forest. This unique, special wood serves to remind us of the importance of preserving a human connection to the natural environment.
This chair’s black walnut predecessor was selected by artist and designer Drew Beson for display in the “West” room as part of the “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft” exhibit at the American Craft Council Saint Paul show, April 2016.
Materials Reclaimed elm and Danish cord
Finish Oil and resin blend
Dimensions 18 1/8" deep x 22 1/8" wide x 32 1/2" tall
Status SOLD :: This commissioned piece resides with the Minnesota client. Please contact us to discuss the making of a similar piece, or something unique... just for you.