Kirk chair by Patrick Frey
for Vial

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Product news: Hannover designer Patrick Frey curved and folded a sheet of thin aluminium to create the seat of these chairs for outdoor accessories brand Vial.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

To create the Kirk chair, Patrick Frey precisely cut a special aluminium alloy so it bent into the desired shape.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

He used clamps to sculpt the seat shell over a frame formed by the tubular aluminium legs and back, then folded the edges to increase stability.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

The seat curves up at both sides to meet the lower bar of each armrest and swoops right to the top of the back, leaving large gaps in the corners.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

Designed for Vial to be used both outdoors and in, the chairs are stackable for easy storage and transportation.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

Matte surfaces are powder coated in black, white, red, blue and green.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

Frey has also designed a collection of stools and benches each made of a single piece of folded plastic and a range of wall-mounted boxes where extended joints form hooks.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

We've also featured a chair with a backrest and seat wrapped in thick lengths of cord, plus another with a seat and back moulded from lightweight 3D plywood.

Kirk chair by Patrick Frey for Vial

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  • Lewis

    Oh the irony – ‘inspired’ by Benjamin Hubert?!

    • jim

      This is actually a better chair…much nicer proportions!

  • Tobi

    Brilliant.