Design is not about "less is more"
but about being obvious.



- David Ericsson


 
Pinzo
2019
Pinzo

Pinzo is a raw-hewn, sturdy little punk of a chair. Stubby and with a springy inclination, and offers an almost brutal simplicity of construction, with a finger jointed backrest and a hole as a little handle in the lower part of the seat. 

Pinzo is more than an object; it’s a stubborn little fellow with an inviting character. David’s chair, consisting of just six pieces, pays clear homage to the Italian master Enzo Mari and his straightforward approach to wood.
African seating shaped directly from tree trunks has also inspired the design. It’s all about taking wood to its extreme: hard-core sustainable and truly long-lasting. The chair will be available in natural wood colour, snow, burgundy and iron sulphate, as well as a black tinted version, all showing off the wood grain.

“There’s a clear African inspiration, like how massive sturdy chairs were sculpted out of giant tree trunks. I’ve given Pinzo a Swedish touch: square and angular, open at the front and more fleshy at the back where the seat and backrest join.”
“It’s idiotic to send wood half way around the world for processing, then back again. Why not deal with our golden green pine treasure right here?”

Prize:
Seating of the year by PLAZA


www.blastation.se




Floridita
EXTO 
2019
Floridita

The Floridita chair is an inspiration from the legendary restaurant Floridita in Havana, Cuba.
The bar opened in 1817 and it’s renowned for its Daiquiris.
The interior of the restaurant has an atmosphere of the ‘40s and ‘50s.
The Floridita chair is an interpretation of that era, to a more contemporary piece.

www.extoworld.it




Hedda 
2019
Hedda

Hedda is the chair that looks just as good at your kitchen table as an exclusive bistro. Inspired by classical Chinese chairs and the Greek klismos chair, it is a Nordic interpretation with scaled-down forms. In classic David Ericsson spirit, the chair has plenty of fastidious details. The side struts are angled to create symmetry with the seat, the frame has rounded ends as a wink to David’s earlier chair, Madonna, and the backrest has a perfectly balanced angle to provide good back support. The narrower shape of the arms enables the chair to be pushed in under a table or hung off the tabletop. Hedda is available with a leather seat from Tärnsjö tannery or an envelopeweave seat made by hand with 166 metres of durable paper-cord twine.

“I wanted to cross a step chair with a stag chair, but with a lower back and that could be hung up. The initial idea was that it would suit a bistro, where you sit for a long while, but also withstands all the wear and tear that goes on there.”

www.garsnas.se




Safari 
2019
   
Safari

Steel tubes and linen canvas.

www.kallemo.se