Velit chairs by Plank pictured from above

Velit chair by Björn Dahlström for Plank

Dezeen Showroom: designer Björn Dahlström sought to combine ergonomics with a strong graphic quality in the Velit chair, made for Italian design brand Plank.

Dahlström drew on his graphic design background to create the Velit chair, which features very fine metal rods shaped to merge into one strong and supportive seat.

Velit chair by Björn Dahlström for Plank
The Velit chair is made of tubular steel

"The Velit chair is basically built up from 25 lines that interact, very much like a pen drawing," said Dahlström. "It is fascinating to 'weave' the lines together to create surfaces or, as in this case, an open structure that represents the seat and back."

At the same time, the designer stresses that he and Plank paid just as much attention to making the form a comfortable and ergonomically sound one.

Velit chair by Björn Dahlström for Plank
The chair has a graphic quality

"All this has been done with the aim to create a very relaxed seating position, something a bit laidback to enjoy a good book and a cup of coffee," said Dahlström.

Suitable for both indoors and outdoors, the tubular steel Velit chair is available in a range of powder-coated colours. There is also the option to add a matching cushion.

Product: Velit
Designer: Björn Dahlström
Brand: Plank
Contact: [email protected]

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