Through observation of the use different chairs in a cafe setting, it was decided to design the chair from the perspective of the cafe workers and barristas who are engaged with the daily movement, cleaning and clearing away of chairs within this environment.
The chair leg is detailed with a fifty three degree chamfer that invites the user to prop it up against a table for cleaning. This detail gives the aesthetic of the chair leg disappearing into the floor, whilst the 3/4 dipped leg emphasises this functional detail.
Chair 53 is designed with a seat pan that falls short of the back of the chair. The chamfered back rail enables the user to grab, lift and invert the chair with ease. The chair has a moderate footprint and is stackable.
Part of 'Somewhat Different', a touring exhibition including work by Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Matali Crasset, Arik Levy, Jurgen Bey, Todd Bracher and Thorsten Frank curated by Volker Albus.