Chairs by ROLU, rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu

This series of plywood chairs are created by design and art studio ROLU, rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu (how maximalist is that name?! ;-) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

These chairs must be amongst the most minimalist chairs I’ve ever seen. Obviously the designers have successfully limited themselves to the use of geometric, basic shapes, but what’s most interesting is the choice of material – and how this really shows the power of material.

In this specific case, the use of simple, bare plywood is giving us the experience of naked form – zero decoration. You don’t look at them as comfortable, or practical; you just see pure shape. And that’s a pretty rare experience if you ask me (Thx, Jon!)