Baguette chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
for Magis


Baguette chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis

Milan 2011: French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec will present this chair for Magis in Milan next week.

Baguette chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis

Called Baguette, design features a plywood seat and back attached to four solid ash legs by an aluminium frame.

Baguette chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis

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The information below is from the designers:


Magis - With Baguettes, our intention was to design a chair that would be brought down to its minimum, using the least quantity of material and assembling items. The ply wood seat and back parts of the chair are supported by four very thin sticks in solid wood which are maintained together by a structure in injected aluminium that is almost invisible. The back of the chair, like the blade of a knife, subtly comes into the main frame while guaranteeing high support resistance. As the Baguette table that we designed for Magis in 2010, we wanted this chair to be as light as possible, to almost float in the space as if it would stay on its feet by magic.

This chair comes in natural and stained ash.

Baguette chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis

See also:


L’Oiseau by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Osso by Ronan &
Erwan Bouroullec
Ovale by Ronan &
Erwan Bouroullec

Posted on Wednesday April 6th 2011 at 5:38 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • yeti

    why solid ash legs? why not reclaimed materials. why not a composite. why not compressed bones of capitalists. why do we need another chair that only a little better.

    • guy

      the chair is a composite – look at the components and how they are used; alu support structure for lightness and strength, plywood for the back which can be bent into a curve for comfort, and solid wood legs, which if you look at their shape being long and thin make good use of the tensile and compressive structure of natural wood with little waste in production. It also looks like it can come apart for repair or recycling, which is maybe not the case with whatever composite material you are suggesting for the chair legs.

      The commentor below, I'm very comfortable with a "little better".

  • Tony

    Why not a chair you can actually sit on and not have your back ache?

  • Doug C.

    I like a little better. This is one of the best recent Bouroullec designs. If this chair is comfortable, engineered for a long life and reasonable in cost It will become a favorite, if it fails in those you can be happy as it will disappear. It's subtle curves give it a graceful note and it does not scream look at me, look at me .

  • I think it actually looks quite comfortable. Too many people are obsessed with so-called 'ergonomic design' that very often leads to weakening of chore muscles by over supporting users.

    It's beautiful. Perhaps it isn't economically ideal. But it is beautiful.

  • jamie

    @tony, have you sat on the chair? have you sampled it for long term use?? if not then go find said chair, study it with your ass and spine then come back and criticise, if you have infact sampled the chair then I will retract my words and each my shoe…