The 'u' in the name of the U Chair could as easily refer to the word 'unique' as it does to its frame. Not only does the tall backrest give the U Chair an unusual silhouette, it is made up of a variety of materials that focus on different textures. For instance, the backrest is made out of leather, the seat is cushioned with a sheep shearling while the frame itself is fashioned out of wood.
Designed by Assembly Design, a product studio based in New York City, in collaboration with New Friends, the U Chair is inspired by traditional craft methodologies that have been tweaked by using experimental processes. For instance, the leather backrest takes on a checkered weave pattern, which has been further distinguished with marbled strips of leather.