Design from Scratch

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that the “First Chair” was all that simple to produce with its seemingly complex counterbalance of the legs, seat & back. But it’s actually result of the designers attempt to create a chair entirely from scratch! Using only the minimal amount of tools & materials available in his workshop at the moment, designer Jonathan Dorthe cut each piece from a single flat sheet of Russian plywood & then assembled using basic joinery techniques. It’s minimal in both aesthetic & process!

Designer: Jonathan Dorthe for Atelier-D