New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

Milan 2011: Dutch architects UNStudio will present this angular white plastic chair at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this week.

New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

Called New Amsterdam Chair, the design was originally created for the New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion in New York by UNStudio (see our earlier story) and has now been developed for production with American German firm Wilde + Spieth.

New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

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New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

Photographs are by Inga Powilleit.

The information that follows is from UNStudio:


New Amsterdam Chair – for Wilde+Spieth

Originally conceived in connection to the New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion in New York, the New Amsterdam Chair has since been further developed into a multi-purpose chair for use in a wide variety of different settings, both indoors and out.

New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

It can be placed at the dining table, in offices or in conference rooms, in the garden or on cafe terraces. The design of the stackable New Amsterdam Chair is based on a continuous, single line which expands into an uninterrupted surface, forming a shell-like cast for the human body.

New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

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"The human touch is expressed in the organisation of the chair. The New Amsterdam Chair plays with the relationship between the stationary object and the more animate human form." Ben van Berkel

New Amsterdam Chair by UNStudio for Wilde + Spieth

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Client: Wilde & Spieth

UNStudio: Ben van Berkel,Caroline Bos with Hannes Pfau, Kirsten Hollmann and Hans-Peter Nuenning, Filippo Lodi, Martijn Prins, William de Boer

Wilde & Spieth: Thomas Gerber

Advisors: MCI, Bollinger +Grohmann


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