The award-winning Danish furniture designer Cecilie Manz has developed this understated, upholstered chair for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Described by Manz as a ‘formal chair for informal meetings’, ‘minuscule’ features a hand-stitched, leather-trimmed shell which is supported by a simple and lightweight plastic frame. The design was launched during the Salone del Mobile 2012 fair. Watch the designer explain the idea behind ‘minuscule’ in the video below.
More about the design:
‘minuscule is an uncomplicated yet sophisticated design that was initiated by a series of experimental workshops and creative dialogue between the designer Cecilie Manz and Republic of Fritz Hansen. The workshops involved only material and there was no brief or creative constraints. “For me design always starts with the material. I need to have all the materials in my hand before I can feel if it is something I can work with,” says the designer, Cecilie Manz.
‘The curvaceous shell is held by a base frame formed in plastic, a contrasting yet complimenting contemporary material. The straight lines on the base frame are softened like the curves on a stone washed up on the beach, a source of inspiration behind the design details of minuscule.’