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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Now and again a new design just leaps out at us, and the Catenary Dining Chair did just that.  Crafted in partially recycled steel, wood, leather and ballistic nylon, the Catenary Dining Chair is designed, developed and handcrafted by TOKENnyc, a design studio which is characterised by, amongst other things, its 'observation and careful consideration of function, structural ingenuity, material dynamics and aesthetic coherence'.   For us, this chair's similarity to Eileen Gray's Roquebrune Chair, in terms of its form and materials employed, was an immediate draw - but to compare does not do this intriguing, dare we say captivating, design justice .....

Credits/Images:  TOKENnyc


  1. Its beautiful to look at, but I have to ask: Is it comfortable? Because the seat looks quite long. But with chairs, looks can often be quite deceiving, so I am left curious with this one.

  2. It truly is a lovely chair. I like their cantilevered chair too.

  3. Blue Fruit - We find the dining chair to be extremely comfortable because of the proportions and also because of the slung, buffalo leather. I actually sit in one all day at the studio!

    Dana@Mid2Mod - Thanks for the compliments!

    -Susan, TOKENnyc



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