In the Grain – Curv Chair & Table by Jörg Boner for Stattmann Furniture

There’s definitely a psychological element to how we perceive objects and art in general. I always find the ‘thought gap’ between designer and general public particularly fascinating as our interest as designers completely contrasts the life of someone sitting outside of this industry. Let’s be honest, the demographic that we’re really trying to inspire should be the “everyone else” category, a person that’s yet to consider how their lives can be bettered through good design.

For that reason I wanted to highlight this fantastic series designed by Swiss-based designer Jörg Boner for German furniture makers Stattmann. The name ‘Curv’ is an obvious nod to the rounded wood that adorns these handcrafted tables and chairs. What intrigued me was the fantastic balance between straight line and soft curve that he’s been able to achieve. He has also used recesses in the arm rests and backrest to manipulate the light and bring your attention to the natural wood beneath this lightly brushed exterior.

That’s one part of the process that you have to give the team of talented woodworkers at Stattmann full credit for. This family workshop was established in 1896 so they certainly know their stuff and have been able to show it through all of the pieces in their collection. I think they’ve been able to unify the best parts of modern design and craftsmanship working together. Let’s just hope they can spread this to the wider audience out there.

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