Premiering at the 2015 Architectural Digest Show in New York City, the Funambule Chair is a handmade piece created in the vein of traditional Japanese furniture. Designed by Loïc Bard and Nicolas Granger, the Funambule Chair has a streamlined design that sees the back support, arm support and front legs create a single continuous line.
The Funambule Chair is extremely lightweight and has no splats or rails to support the back of the chair, a unique element that adds to the poetic design approach.
The ash wood used in the creation of the Funambule Chair is soaked in water and steamed in order for it to be bent into a half circle, and is finished with either clear natural oil, stained white or black natural oil.
The Funambule Chair is a Fluid Design that is Handmade with Bentwood
1. Handmade Furniture Design - The Funambule Chair showcases opportunities for creating unique furniture pieces through handmade processes.
2. Streamlined Chair Design - Designers can explore creating chairs with a streamlined and continuous line, much like the Funambule Chair.
3. Innovative Woodworking Techniques - The use of water soaking and steaming to bend wood, as shown in the Funambule Chair, presents opportunities for innovative woodworking techniques.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can incorporate handmade processes and unique woodworking techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces like the Funambule Chair.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate chairs with a streamlined and continuous line like the Funambule Chair to create a cohesive and modern look in decor.
3. Woodworking and Carpentry - The use of innovative woodworking techniques like water soaking and steaming to bend wood can be applied in various woodworking and carpentry projects.