December chair by Jasper Morrison
and Wataru Kumano for Nikari

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London Design Festival 2013: British designer Jasper Morrison and Japanese designer Wataru Kumano have designed a self-assembly chair with a linen seat and backrest (+ slideshow).

December chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari

Morrison and Kumano created the December chair for Finnish manufacturer Nikari. The firm commissioned designers to produce a wooden product or piece of furniture for each day of the month as part of its 12 Designs for Nature project, which also featured work by Alfredo Häberli, Martí Guixé and Harri Koskinen.

December chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari

The chair comprises an ash wood frame and a linen seat and backrest. It is intended to work in a country home, city apartment or hotel lobby, according to the designers.

December chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari

Morrison and Kumano wanted to create a chair that could be bought in a box and built at home by following simple instructions.

"The core of the design is the seat frame which is already assembled, to which the legs and backrest structure are attached with a combination of screwing and gluing," Morrison explained.

December chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari

"It's a basic but comfortable low chair with a slightly rural character and definite Scandinavian influence," he added.

December chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari

The chair was displayed during London Design Festival at Morrison's temporary Library of Design at his east London shop, alongside his Fionda chair for Mattiazzi and Palma cookware for Oigen.

December chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari
December chair components

Other products by Jasper Morrison that we've featured recently include the Please watch for fashion brand Issey Miyake and an outdoor chair for Spanish brand Kettal.

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December chair in the Library of Design by Jasper Morrison
December chair in Jasper Morrison's Library of Design

Photography is by Chikako Harada.