"Minimalist" is one way to begin to describe the fetching style of characteristically northern European furnishings, but there is always another loaded element that gives these pieces such allure. Matthew Claudel's chair has this delightful factor that makes the word "simple" a gross undervaluing of the lovely impression this object leaves.
The creator was involved in a program called Furniture Design in Scandinavia that provides instruction about the production of unique pieces from drawing board to prototype. Matthew Claudel's chair is a great example of a well-conceived item with a logical composition that flaunts a bit of flair too. Its frame is assembled of that familiar Nordic pale wood and the comfy seat is formed by two pieces of slung gray fabric to cradle the sitter.