Modern Wood Chair Mobius by Frans SchroferJanuary 15th, 2012 - Posted in Furniture Design
Netherlands designer Frans Schrofer Studio Schrofer has created for the Möbius Chair design competition conducted by Fritz Becker, a German manufacturer of wood products is formed. Designers Fritz Becker and Frans Schrofer sent on 3 new seat design, one of which is a rough pencil sketch of a circular corrugated shape with convex and concave lines, pushing the boundaries of laminated wood and 3D form. Becker artisans apply a warm smooth veneer on the circular contour of the chair the results are amazing.
Description by Studio Schrofer:
Responding to Fritz Becker’s competition, Frans Schrofer submitted 3 chair designs, one of which was a rough pencil sketch of an undulating circular form with convex and concave lines, pushing the limits of wood lamination and 3D forming. The chair was named Möbius for its resemblance of a continuous and twisted ribbon of wood. Because of it’s sheer complexity, we were pretty convinced it wouldn’t be selected, but we wanted the chance to challenge the commercial chair designs, lamination process, and push 3D technology “way out there”. To our utter amazement, the Möbius was not only a finalist, but also selected to be among the 25 to be prototyped and displayed during the Interzum 2009 exhibition. Becker’s craftsmen applied a warm grained veneer on the circular contour of the chair – the result is stunning.