PLANK Side Chair
PLANEfurniture emerges out of the idea that form should inspire; and these forms should function effortlessly. How does one suspend a body in air? Minimalism with character. Although there is rigor and formalism in the planning of PLANEfurniture, the finished pieces are casual, pleasing, and human-friendly. How we sit and how we see design is at the root of this collection. Sophistication and refinement do not preclude modesty and abbreviation. There is a deep pleasure that can be derived from simplicity. There can be a truly luxurious feeling aroused by humble handmade objects. There is a timeless dimension to PLANEfurniture. It attempts to echo the pioneering works of the modernist, avant-garde designers; yet it is contemporary, as all good ideas are. The furniture and objects from PLANEfurniture, because of their neutral forms and minimal physical and psychological space they occupy, coexist seamlessly with other good designs - even objects from an entirely different visual vocabulary, country of origin, or era.
PLANEfurniture is an idea whose time has come: the concept is to create unfussy, beautiful furniture that makes you think, holds your body, eases your mind, and sits well within your budget. Four series - the PLANKseries, WEDGEseries, BLOCKseries, and RODseries - round out the indoor/outdoor roster of planar wood and steel rod designs. The results are pieces that can populate any domestic interior and rekindle the pleasure of simplicity.
PLANEfurniture is in the permanent collections of SFMOMA, The Palm Springs Museum, and the Univesity of California, Santa Barbara (ADC, Architecture and Design Collection, Gebhard Archives).
The PLANKseries is the most uncompromising. Four flat planes are invisibly joined to create a chair that is elemental as a child's drawing. Each plane is set at an angle to its neighbor to form a bold X in profile and the illusion of a ledge jutting from a tilted plank at the front. It is simultaneously a geometric sculpture that stands apart, and a surprisingly comfortable place to sit. (You are reminded that a kimono is assembled from a few rectangles of fabric that adjust to the contours of the user). Stools and side tables complement the chairs.
Pictured here is the 12 3/4" variation in Zebrawood.
Base pricing reflects charred oak, oak with matte clear finish and douglas fir plywood with matte clear finish. Custom timber and finish options available. Please inquire for pricing.
12 3/4": H31 1/2 x W12 3/4 x D21 1/2 “
seat height: 17.5”
15": H31 1/2 x W15 x D21 1/2 “
seat height: 17.5”