Danish designer Trine Kjaer has created a chair with a backrest and seat wrapped in thick lengths of cord intertwined with thin strands of copper.
Trine Kjaer upholstered the Haptic chair with foam under the threads on the seat and backrest. The oak arms and legs resembe slender tree branches.
Kjaer is based in Værløse north of Copenhagen and said the project is the result of an extensive process of analysing, experimenting and interpreting tactile surfaces in nature. "The project focuses on the haptic processes of the sense of touch as well as how we are drawn towards the object wanting to explore it by hand, activating the sense of touch and feeling the tactile differences of the chair," said the designer.
"The chair is designed to stimulate the hands with fine and detailed craftsmanship, while the areas touching the back and the seat have a rougher and more tactile character," she said.
Other seating on Dezeen includes a group with seats and backs moulded from lightweight 3D plywood, a chair designed in the shape of a tongue and brightly coloured angular lounges and ottomans.