The most characteristic feature of this chair is the narrow seat depth, which is half that of a normal chair. However, at first glance, this chair looks uncomfortable and has an amazing design that allows the seated person's back to stretch naturally. Its characteristics have caught the eye of musicians, and it has become popular for maintaining an optimal posture for playing.
Also, in contrast to the gentle lines of the back plate and seat surface, the four legs stretched neatly and sharply are beautifully enchanted by the calculated shaping.
It was designed not only for appearance, but also for the purpose of straightening the posture, so there is no extra decoration, and everyone has a good impression and it is a unique yet timeless atmosphere. I find the author's words to be convincing, "inspired by a cello player sitting outside the chair and playing."
half chair Op.1 Walnut NA
A half-depth seating surface created for cellists.
In contrast to the gentle lines of the backboard and seat, the four neatly and sharply stretched legs are captivating for a beautifully shaped figure. It was designed not only for appearance, but also for the purpose of straightening the posture, so there is no extra decoration, and everyone has a good impression, and it is a unique yet timeless atmosphere. I find the author's words "inspired by the appearance of a cello player sitting on the outside of a chair and playing," which is convincing.
half chair Op.1 Oak NA
There are various uses other than sitting down.
I am happy that it is a compact size that is most suitable for the housing situation in Japan. It may be good to place it on the wall side of a simple room, or put it in the hallway and use it like an object. Of course, you can carry a bag for checking your appearance before going out at the entrance. It's simple, but it seems to be useful in various ways.
A simple sculptural beauty without any decoration.
The rear view is also simple and clean. The low backrest covers the back with a gentle curve. And the backrest isn't cramped at all even if you twist your body. It is a casual chair that will be useful for sunbathing while drinking tea on the terrace in the afternoon.
The drawer at the bottom of the seat can hold small items.
How compact this half chair is, but it comes with a drawer. It's a little space, but it's good enough to put glasses and cell phones. It's convenient that you don't have to exit even if it's hard to put on the table during the meal. Also, it's compact, so it's likely to play an active role in small spaces such as the entrance hall and the restrooms. It's a luxury not only at home, as well as in high-class spaces such as in hotel rooms.
half chair Op.1 Oak NA (left) / half chair Op.1 White Ash NA (center) / half chair Op.1 White Ash BL (right)
Exquisite balance that can be understood only by using it.
The lightness that women can easily carry with one hand is nowadays. It looks delicate and has a solid sense of stability, and only the seated person can experience the surprise. When you invite many guests, when you want to substitute a dining chair or teach your child's homework... Set up seats that are not always there in a blink of an eye. The beautiful seating surface is laminated plywood, but it is a skill that only sophisticated craftsmen can do to give a high-class feeling comparable to solid wood.
W489 × D340 × H711 (SH439) mm
Wood Tree Species
Oak - Powerful and fearless wood grain gives a unique presence. In addition, because of the unique fiber structure, sometimes a grain of wood called "Trafu", which resembles the pattern on the back of a tiger, appears, giving you a unique look.
Black Walnut - It grows over time in the harsh cold, so it has a hard and tenacious material, and is lightweight and easy to handle. Various colors draw gradations from sapwood to heartwood to create a beautiful look.
White Ash - The clean white color makes it easy to coordinate. Despite being born in a foreign country, it can be naturally blended into a Japanese-style room to create a space with a sense of taste and calmness.
Born in 1976. I am from Korea. MSc course in Furniture Design, Finland / Alto University. In 2000, I graduated from the University of Chung-Ang University of Architecture. In addition, I majored in industrial design at Gothenburg University in Sweden and studied furniture design in Finland. In 2011, we exhibited "half chair" and received International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa's highest prize "Gold Leaf".