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The Chair ProType by Jonathan Dorthe is Simple and Sturdy

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: cargocollective and plusmood
The Chair ProType by Jonathan Dorthe, an industrial designer based in Canada and founder of Atelier-D, is sleek and simple. Although it may look like a standard seat at first glance, upon closer inspection it becomes evident that it sports some unique details that set it apart from its brothers and sisters.

For instance, the legs of the Chair ProType by Jonathan Dorthe interlock into an X shape that provides a much more sturdy base to sit on. In regards to a construction standpoint, it was created using tools Dorthe readily had available in his workshop. He writes, "All the pieces are cut from a flat sheet of Russian plywood, and then assembled using traditional joinery techniques. [...]The end result of this exercise is a singular and minimalist first chair."