The Velo Chair Uses A Single Piece Of Bent Wood As The Backrest

This flowing, curved wooden armchair was designed by Jan Waterston, after he was inspired by cycling.

Photography by Lourival Junior

 

When designers are thinking about creating furniture pieces or other objects, they often look around them for inspiration, and they never know when something will truly inspire them to make a design.

 

This flowing, curved wooden armchair was designed by Jan Waterston, after he was inspired by cycling.

Photography by Lourival Junior

When British designer Jan Waterston was creating the Velo Chair, his inspiration came from cycling.


This flowing, curved wooden armchair was designed by Jan Waterston, after he was inspired by cycling.

Photography by Lourival Junior

Jan mentions, “The bicycle is an object in which the user can feel a seamless relationship to and subsequently the road. This relationship between body and object is echoed in bicycle design with tubes flowing seamlessly into one another, constantly changing shape, to improve function and aesthetic.”


This flowing, curved wooden armchair was designed by Jan Waterston, after he was inspired by cycling.

Photography by Lourival Junior

The design of the Velo Chair is a response to modern bicycles and how they appear to wrap around the user, and his chair is no different.


This flowing, curved wooden armchair was designed by Jan Waterston, after he was inspired by cycling.

Photography by Lourival Junior

The wood chair has a backrest that pushes the limits of what can be achieved with bent wood design, and the almost seamless joins lock all of the pieces together.


This flowing, curved wooden armchair was designed by Jan Waterston, after he was inspired by cycling.

Photography by Lourival Junior

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