Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

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Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

Jamie McLellan has designed this chair for New Zealand brand Fletcher Systems using traditional log-cabin knuckle joints.

Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

The Lumber chair is made of thick wooden dowels and a single bent ply shell with wood upholstery.

Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

McLellan also used the same technique to design a stool.

Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

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The following is from the Designer:


These pieces use interlocking knuckle joints similar to those found on traditional log cabins to give the frames their signature detailing, and a strength that far exceeds their visual lightness.

Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

The beauty of the joint is that it requires very little mechanical fastening, and the connections are self tightening - any movement in the frame actually pulls the connections tighter together.

Lumber by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

The Lumber Chair and Lumber Stool are constructed from solid ash dowels, the stool with a solid ash seat and the chair with a bent ply shell upholstered in a wool textile.

  • seb

    The project is ok, it doesnt suprise or push things forward, a little heavy handed -but visually its ok. But is that enough?

  • http://www.rob-dubois.com r.o.b

    thank you so much Rietveld, although the armrests are not completely coherent with the overall detailing but so what (who was Rietveld anyway?).

  • http://www.northwards-design.co.uk chris jackson

    More killer work from the most debonair man in New Zealand design.

  • Flynn

    Looks to me like a clever detail translated through a range of well resolved products.

  • Tom Ford

    Clunky appearance that can almost seem clever were it not for its lazy relationship with the seat. The seat is rather long yet the frame horizontal dowel protrudes beyond – must be uncomfortable behind the knees.

    NZ lacks skilled furniture manufacturing base and this chair seems to be designed with that in mind.

    Lumber = "raw material for furniture-making and other items requiring additional cutting and shaping". Quite true in this case.

    One has to ask – does the world really need yet another chair?

  • Richard T.

    @ Tom Ford: No, the world does not need another chair. You might like this: http://theblackchair.tumblr.com/