A Chair

Designed by Fran Silvestre Aquitectos, a Spanish architecture firm based in Valencia, the A Chair for Capdell is a contemporary take on a traditional wooden chair.

A Chair design is born by the relation between two elements. On the one hand, the structural metallic frame made of a minimal-squared profile with an orthogonal geometry which ensures the piece’s stability. In this regard, there is a strong reinterpretation of the techniques used in the classic design of the wooden chairs. On the other hand, the organic geometry of the natural wooden chassis provides comfort and ergonomy to the piece. Maybe, sitting down touching wood brings good luck.

I love the minimalist approach to this project; a pure and solid seat with clear references to classic design, particularly the metallic frame.

Fran Silvestre studied Architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia in 2001 and won a scholarship to work at the studio of the Pritzker Prize architect Alvaro Siza.

Influenced by renowned Portuguese architect and the sculptor Andreu Alfaro, among others, the studio realises a series of projects that take into account factors such as, modulation, serialisation or light. Thus, giving rise to buildings of high purity, using constant innovative materials and technologies.