We’ve said it before but we’re saying it again: we think modern design is when we see something simple and clever that’s never been done before, even if it’s just a small or unique detail that helps set something apart from other designs. We’re definitely seeing a lot of details like that in the work of Andreas Kowalewski. You can see it in his Clamp Chair, which is the first piece that won us over:
“The intention was to design a comfortable yet simple wooden chair, which reveals the beauty of the wood material and the skills of the craftsman. The “Clamp” principle shapes the chair consistently and determines its character, by interlocking the legs, corpus, seat and backrest structurally as well as visually and forms eventually a seamless unity of all elements. Made from a single piece of molded plywood, the upholstered backrest embraces the body of the user like a shell. Each of the wooden parts was carefully selected in terms of coloring and grain. The structural details such as the wooden joints emphasize the aesthetical appearance and precision of the chair.” Also check out his Vika Table and Studio Cube and all his other work here.