The Standard chair sports a classic style and shapely silhouette
Studio Jungmo Yang collaborated with luxury furniture company BENTEK to create the well formed, curved lines that characterise the Standard Chair.
Unveiled during the Seoul Living Design Fair, which took place at Samsung COEX in Seoul last month, the Standard Chair chair is the product of a collaboration between South Korean designer Jungmo Yang and luxury furniture company BENTEK.
The Standard Chair is made from oak veneer shaped using BENTEK’s ultrasonic welding techniques.
According to Yang, the brand’s proficiency in such techniques enabled him to create the desired degree of the curve that characterises the silhouette of the design.
It involved combining multiple layers of wood veneer in a wooden mould before press moulding and CNC cutting.
“BENTEK simply requested the design of a comfortable chair using their techniques, and in all other respects they deferred to my suggestions,” explains Yang.
“In the early design drafts, the area that connected the backrest and the legs was smaller, and this was modified as it could pose a problem during use.”
The chair’s shape is typical of Yang’s simple design aesthetic and features a slimline appearance with no armrests. Meanwhile, joints used to assemble the chair are designed to be hidden.
What is ultrasonic welding?
Ultrasonic welding is an industrial process whereby high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations are locally applied to workpieces being held together under pressure to create a solid-state weld.
It is commonly used for plastics and metals, and especially for joining dissimilar materials.
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