»It is not my first chair but my first real chair!«

Is Profile Chair your first chair? 
I have made other chairs previously, but in a way this is my first real chair. It is beautiful and lightweight, pure with subtle straight lines and stackable too. Although very simple, the Profile Chair has a certain character, a personality. The reduced weight results from the use of very lightweight tubes that consist mainly of wound and compressed cotton.

Where do you find materials like that?
The tube was included in the sample box that we received as our briefing. Nicola Stattmann is a materials expert and she provided the samples. I knew instantly that I wanted to use this technique for a chair, as it offers lightness and stability.

Is the weight important for your chair? 
I don’t think it is the lightest chair in the world but its lightness is pretty surprising and pleasant. The chair is really solid despite being hollow. As people say, Gio Ponti once threw his Superleggera chair from a balcony to test it and it bounced up intact. I’m tempted to do the same.

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sylvain willenz After living in the US, Belgium and the United Kingdom, Sylvain Willenz studied product design at the Royal College of Art in London. Following his graduation in 2003, he returned to his native town, Brussels, where he founded his own studio. He works for renowned international companies with projects ranging from lighting and furniture to electronic devices. In 2009, leading press and design institutions nominated Sylvain Willenz as Belgian Designer of the Year. 

www.sylvainwillenz.com

Studied at the Royal College of Art in London (UK)

Studio based in Brussels, Belgium

Produkt

Profile Chair

PROFILE CHAIR is a super lightweight chair with surprising inner workings. It is made of lightweight natural fibre-reinforced tubes. The tubes are wound of soaked cotton – a high-tech process that is also used in the manufacture of sports equipment. more

 

MATERIAL Ash
COLOURS Ash natural / white / black / rose / red
WEIGHT 3,1 kg

Profile Chair
 

 

Profile Table

PROFILE TABLE is a lightweight, elegant solid wood table with a highly reduced construction. Table top and table legs are simply plugged into each other. This is made possible by a very stable, conical solid wood connection secured by a screw. The lack of any substructure allows for maximum legroom. more

 

MATERIAL Ash
COLOURS Ash natural / white / blueblack / red
MODELS Square / Round 94 / Round 122

Profile Table
 

Styling and Interior Photo by Studio Oink

 

Profile Bench

With a clear focus on a reduced design language and high-quality craftsmanship and construction, the solid wood bench PROFILE BENCH stands out due to its delicate proportions and versatile application. Designed as a companion piece to PROFILE TABLE, the new bench is available in the lengths 220 cm and 160 cm, beautifully complementing the table and chair by designer Sylvain Willenz. mehr

MATERIAL Ash / Oak
FARBE Oak natural / Ash: natural / blackblue / white red / darkblue greengrey / grey purplegrey / darkyellow

Profile Table