1.3 Chair: Balsa wood furniture

Silver
2012

Inspired by the British wooden bomber airplane, the De Havilland DH 98 Mosquito, the 1.3 Chair is constructed from compressed balsa wood (a fast-growing underused sustainable source of wood), lime wood and a hardwood veneer (for structural stability). This modest, practical and beautiful everyday chair reinterprets craft techniques to find alternative industrial production methods.

Credits: Royal College of Art and Kihyun Kim
Corporate Sponsor: ZEITRAUM GmbH
Contact: Kihyun Kim: kihyunkimdesign@gmail.com