Designed by Falke Svatun, a young Norwegian designer based in Oslo, the Synnes Chair is a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian dining chair.
The seat and back are made from high-quality form-pressed plywood/laminates. Pinned to the seat with dowels, the 6mm thin backrest forms a structural shell which offers comfort as well as sturdiness. Available in natural oak and stained ash, the seat can also be upholstered with fabric or leather.
I love the minimalistic approach to this project, a simple and solid seat with clear references to classic design, particularly the spindle back and laminate shell chairs.
Falke Svatun studied industrial design at the University of Technology, Sydney. His focus has been within creating furniture, lighting and accessories, often adopting minimalistic sensibilities and historic references. His work has been exhibited in Oslo, Stockholm, Milan, Paris and Copenhagen.