Dan Svarth has designed the latest product for the Copenhagen-based furniture company A. Peterson. Named the 'Wire Chair,' the first of its kind dates back to 1972 when architect Dan Varth was teaching at the Royal Danish Academy. The architect took ordinary water pipes and bent them in such a manner that produced a unique chair.
Today, the architect has reimagined his original design into a studier rendition. The contemporary update consists of using a diagonal carbon fiber weave which makes for a stable seat. The weave has enough give to ensure the chair is equally comfortable as it is stable. The seat is then finished with a hand-polished stainless steel frame welded by artisan Mikkel Kjærholm. The finished product has an industrial and sleek presence and stays true to its original design.
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Dan Svarth Reimagines His 1972 Wire Chair for a Danish Furniture Company
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