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Swedish design firm Stoft Studio creates Canvas Chair

Swedish design firm Stoft Studio creates Canvas Chair, a simple wood chair that’s been designed to easily change the upholstery on the seat.

The chair, made from bent Ash wood, works like an embroidery frame, that slides over a piece fabric and tightens to hold it in place and showcase it like a piece of art.

“Canvas is a tribute to the slow and to the handmade. By using the upholstery in a respectful yet playful way we want to show the authenticity of the material and the craft that lies behind.” said the team “The textile design duo Butler/Lindgård created the artistic weave “Goosebumps” for one of the Canvas chairs that is shown at London Design Fair 2017. Goosebumps is inspired by the tactile differences of human skin, aiming for society to embrace all kinds of bodies – even those that carries signs of aging.”

Together with Tärnsjö leather tannery in Sweden, Stoft Studio used a beautiful leather hide with bite marks, scars and natural variations in form and size for our Canvas chairs. The chair allows the leather to have an irregular shape that uses the most out of the natural shaped hide.

Moreover in collaboration with Klässbols Linen Weaving Mill in Sweden we made a version of the chair with their “Norrland” Linen upholstery. The high-quality Linen creates a durable and classic look that allows the user to also experience the backside of the weave – as beautiful as the front but usually never seen.

Canvas is a chair designed to highlight the upholstery on the seat, which works like an embroidery frame to showcase varied materials like pieces of art.

Photography by Ulrika Kestere

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