A technique using five layers of ash veneer makes for a strong versatile carrier.
"Computer Numerical Control - CNC- technology enables us to cut teak in organic curved slices that are held together through threaded steel bars," Mindel says. "Through this technique we hope to transcend the material and, without applied ornamentation, find an inevitable form, function and beauty that is inspired by the rigor and honesty of Aalto and Summers' design philosophy."
The pieces in the Continuous Line collection follow this same design concept and distinctive minimalistic aesthetic. The lounge chair and chaise are both enhanced by 316 stainless steel joinery, which is not only critical to their function but also augments their graceful, lithe designs. The lounge chair was inspired by Gerald Summers' Bent Plywood Armchair, which Mindel describes as "seemingly derived from a single plane of wood and cut and manipulated into a chair like origami."
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