No 1 Chair by Pontus Lomar

No 1 Chair is a minimalist chair designed by Stockholm-based designer Pontus Lomar. The first launch, the No 1 Chair in drawn steel rod, is deceptively simple and light, with a graphic form evoking a hasty pencil sketch. The Butterfly Chair from the 50s, and even the curling smoke from Frank Stellas cigar are among the playful inspirations. Designing a steel rod frame is a game of drawing a line from A to B, preferably without lifting the pencil. The actual fabrication involves finding the thinnest rod diameter for stability. Craftsmanship and precision is essential. Through testing, the optimum rod diameter for the No 1 chair was found to be 11 mm. The seat angle was tested just as thoroughly.


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