jan goderis japan chair

jan goderis japan chair

jan goderis japan chair – The concept of the design is based on the basic sitting shape of the human body. During the design, a simple typology shape of the chair arose. Because of its austerity, it unconsciously refers to Japanese architecture and design. During the design, I researched larger dimensions of profiles different from the usual/standard ones, without making the design look clumsy (heavy) and I made unusual combinations of materials such as mounting wooden legs on the metal frame.

The concept of the design


From what was once the concept of a single lounge chair, it has now turned into a series of chairs (stackable, with armrests) along with a bar stool and table. The jan goderis japan chair, the most striking in this Japan collection is the variation of unexpected/unusual proportions and the metal frame combined with both wood and leather. The colors of the wood, leather, and metal can be custom ordered, which means that the collection can be perfectly integrated into various interiors. The collection functions as a resting point; while at the same time, it is intended to radiate an architectural monumentality.

jan goderis japan chair


jan goderis japan chair: Sustainability is a key element in my design process. That’s why I focus on comfort, functionality, and qualitative materials, which ensures my designs can last for generations. The leather acquires a patina and molds to the body, making the lounge chair even more beautiful and comfortable. I am always looking for more environmentally friendly alternatives to ensure ecological responsibility for future production. The metal, for example, has been treated with an environmentally friendly lacquer, and the leather is tanned with the right kind of ecological resin. The wood is produced using a technology based on bio-degradable two-component oil. VISIT WEBSITE

The concept of the design


Although the lounge chair has a minimalist look, it is the product of extensive aesthetic and technical research. For example, the front wooden legs are hollow-milled in one direction and the rear in two directions. While it is impossible to craft this manually, the use of innovative CNC machines makes such precise woodwork possible for this jan goderis japan chair. The leather on the back of the chair is secured with wooden pegs, which keep the leather firmly in place and gets smoother over the years. I also experimented with different materials to stretch the leather on the seat.

jan goderis japan chair


My ultimate goal is to achieve to the concept of design a maximum functionality with a minimum of materials, which is why I look for innovative potential in traditional materials. I have enjoyed using the latest techniques in my design and production processes. A good example of this is the research and development of new strategies that will take the jan goderis japan chair collection into a larger production run/scale using new materials such as polyurethane skin for the back and seat.

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Project specs
Version with leather (prototype)
Dimensions: 43 w. X 54 d. x 81 high
Material design: wooden legs and end pieces, metal frame, leather seat, and back
Finish: wood with environmentally friendly wood oil, natural or colored.
The metal parts are cut and welded with a CNC laser. Wooden legs are made by 5 axis CNC machine through the complex two-way bending for mounting on the metal frame.
Metal: environmentally friendly paint. Leather tanned in an environmentally friendly process with wood resins.
Version with plastic seat and back (renderings)
Dimensions: 43 w. X 54 d. x 81 high
Material variant: wooden legs, metal frame around which a plastic seat and back are made public.
Finish wood with environmentally friendly wood oil, natural or colored. Color can be matched to the seat color.
The metal parts are cut and welded with a CNC laser. Plastic seat and back, such as Skin polyurethane, are sprayed around the metal frame.

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