Fenn Chair

2015

Industrial Design
Furniture Design

The Fenn Chair is an honest design that is sensitive to modern-day use and manufacturing. This minimal design utilises the processes of molded plywood lamination and steam-bending, with no visible joints and fittings. The chair has a scallop on the underside of the steam-bent oak legs to allow the chairs to nestle together securely whilst stacked.

Grey, Burgundy and Black Chairs arranged in different angles. The chairs are made using steam bent wood. There are also several wooden chairs stacked in order to show the function.
Front view of Black, Burgundy and Oak Chairs. The chairs are made using steam bent wood. The image shows them neatly stacked on top of each other.
Top view of design process for Fenn Chair. The image shows colour swatches, material samples, detail sketches of the stacking detail and a 3D printed model.

Comparing materials from our extensive material library, in-house 3D printing and sketching were all tools that helped during the refinement process. 

Detail view of Grey, Oak and Black Chairs. The chairs are made using steam bent wood. The image is cropped and draws the attention to the legs and how they are designed to be easily stacked.
Grey, Burgundy and Black Chairs arranged in different angles. The chairs are made using steam bent wood.