Milan 2011: German designer Stefan Diez will present this chair made using vehicle manufacturing technology for design brand Wilkhahn in Milan next week.
Components of the chair, called Chassis, are formed from deep-drawn sheet metal with the same techniques used for car bodies.
Seats made of woven polypropylene are fused to the metal frame through a concealed connection.
The chair will be exhibited by Spotti at Viale Piave 27, Milan; from the 12th to 16th of April 2011, in a number of colour and fabric combinations, developed in collaboration with fashion designer Farah Ebrahimi.
Photographs by Robert Fischer and Wilkhahn.
The following is from the designer:
Exclusive showcase with Stefan Diez during the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair:
The next step – Chassis meets lifestyles
Multi-purpose chair Chassis is causing quite a stir. Because state-of-the-art vehicle body manufacturing technology is being used to make its frame. As a result, it is already considered a milestone in design history. During the Milan Furniture Fair, Wilkhahn and designer Stefan Diez will be presenting the next step: they will be exhibiting colourful Chassis models for the first time in a showcase at Spotti, a Milan design institution. The chairs reveal a further strength of their design: textile seat shells and complementing frame colours, developed in collaboration with fashion designer Farah Ebrahimi. Chassis with all its distinctive appeal and very own style blends in with very different lifestyles - from classical to modern to avant- garde.
Design: Studio Stefan Diez, Munich/Germany
Function: four-legged chair, models with polypropylene shells can be stacked four high
Range of use: canteens, dining rooms, meeting and workshop spaces, recreational areas and studios
Dimensions: WxHxD = 537 x 785 x 570 mm, seat height 442 mm
Weight: 5,4 kg
Frame colours: graphite black, concrete grey, grey white, flame red, brown green
Seat shells: Through-dyed polypropylene shells: black, white or grey
Textile shells: “Canvas”, “Hopsack”, “Lama”, each type is available in 5 different colours
Standards: DIN EN 13761, GS-symbol, California Standard 117
Sustainability: recyclable materials, exchangeable shells
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