Inspired by a deep range of historical forms, Finding Form is about designing and making furniture and goods that have durability, function - and the inherent beauty found therein.
Arbete - "Work" in Swedish - acknowledges the medieval roots of this table design, circa the 13th century. Updated into a contemporary form, the Arbete exemplifies the meeting of function and aesthetics.
The Campaign Chair
Also known as a Roorkee Chair or the 1898 Chair, this piece is part of the Campaign Furniture tradition, which embodies mobility, lightness, and durability. The design was a solution to the traditional furniture used in the field, held together by metal screws, glue, and heavy joinery. The Roorkee has none of these - the act of sitting in the chair reinforces its structure and tightens it together. The human body at rest is the final piece of this chair.
It functions as a sort of silent icon in the design world and the history of design. You can see it its echoes everywhere. Some of them, like Kaare Klint's "Safari Chair" are almost exact replicas; others, like the famous Wassily chair, enact the same principles in subtle curves of metal.
In the span of few minutes, you can break the Roorkee down into a pack just thirty inches long, eight inches wide and eight inches high. Whether you take it to the campsite regularly and keep it in your car overnight in deep winter or leave it assembled in your living room year-round, this chair will last for a generation and continue to perform.
The leather is premium English Bridle from one of America's oldest tanneries. It is hot-stuffed with tallow and waxes, making it durable and water-resistant.
Owing to the absence of fixed joinery, the chair is able to effortlessly adapt to uneven terrain - even the side of a hill.
Please inquire for custom combinations of leather color and wood species.
the tokyo bench
In 1945, Charlotte Perriand left France
for Tokyo ahead of the invading German forces. It was perhaps there that she conceived of this seminal piece, the Tokyo Bench. Perriand was Le Corbusier’s right hand, his most important assistant, and she would go on to drastically shape the world of modern furniture design after him.
Her LC1 Sling Chair is a descendant of the Roorkee Chair, in fact - the fixed-joinery, aluminum version.
The Tokyo Bench is slung low to the ground, perfect for lounging and close conversation.