Springfold Chair

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The Springfold Chair emerges from experimentation with innovative leather and metal fabrication techniques. Following the material operation Onefold, the inherent deformation tendencies of stainless steel sheets determine the shell’s form. The steel is bent only within its elastic range to maintain its structural integrity. Leather is then laminated over the metal using a technique endemic to shoe making. The finished shell rests on a steel frame which responds to its backward tilt and folded opening. The chair is sculptural and bold, yet inviting--ergonomic curves and a warm leather surface make the Springfold as satisfying to recline in as to look at. 


Springfold Chairs are made to order at Patkau’s Design Lab in Vancouver. For information on purchasing, please write to info@patkau.ca.

The Springfold Chair emerges from experimentation with innovative leather and metal fabrication techniques. Following the material operation Onefold, the inherent deformation tendencies of stainless steel sheets determine the shell’s form. The steel is bent only within its elastic range to maintain its structural integrity. Leather is then laminated over the metal using a technique endemic to shoe making. The finished shell rests on a steel frame which responds to its backward tilt and folded opening. The chair is sculptural and bold, yet inviting--ergonomic curves and a warm leather surface make the Springfold as satisfying to recline in as to look at. 


Springfold Chairs are made to order at Patkau’s Design Lab in Vancouver. For information on purchasing, please write to info@patkau.ca.

Patkau

1564 West 6th Ave Vancouver BC V6J 1R2 Canada

+1 604.683.7633 | info@patkau.ca

We gratefully acknowledge that we work on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. 

Patkau

1564 West 6th Ave Vancouver BC V6J 1R2 Canada

Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories

+1 604.683.7633 | info@patkau.ca

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