Another Chair by Mathias Hahn for Another Country
Hackney designer Mathias Hahn has created this oak chair referencing traditional alpine furniture for London company Another Country.
Another Chair combines solid timber with thin plywood shells for a robust but lightweight structure.
The oak chair is available in a natural finish and four other colours – blue, beige, cream and black.
Hahn is part of OKAY Studio, based round the corner from Dezeen in Stoke Newington. See all our Designed in Hackney stories here and find our more about Designed in Hackney Day here.
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Another Chair for Another Country
Being asked to develop a concept for a chair for Another Country, my idea was to capture the strong typology of a traditional alpine chair in order to transform it into a contemporary piece of furniture. The result is a chair that inherits the utility centered identity of a solid rural piece while developing its own character through the use of a more slender and sophisticted construction.
Combining traditionally wedged elements of solid timber with thin plywood shells leads to a craft based yet light and slightly elegant chair. Another Chair is supposed to function in various domestic environments. Serving well next to a kitchen table as well as comfortably living in company of a dining table. Carrying the spirit of Another Country, it goes well together with the existing ranges while bringing its own character to the brand.
Another chair is available in oak, as well as in a set of four monochrome coloured finishes.
Another Chair is a versatile, comfortable and hardworking seating solution. The familiar aesthetic and craft-based construction of a traditional alpine chair has been refined, resulting in a design that is truly ‘contemporary craft’. Utility and longevity are key features of Another Chair.
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