Published on : Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The Republic of Fritz Hansen unveiled the stackable ‘Pair’ chair, marking their first collaboration with Benjamin Hubert, at the London Design Festival 2016. Having a modular design, the Pair chair has over 8,000 possible unique combinations.
The Pair chair was designed by Hubert as a mix-and-match collection of components that allows users to create a tailored product. A pressed plywood seat shell is paired with a translucent polycarbonate backrest, while the sled base legs are made from bent metal. It makes him the first British designer to launch a product with the Danish brand.
Hubert says, “Pair Chair represents a super flexible system with up to 8,000 possible combinations to meet the demands of a market increasingly focused on individuality and products tailored specifically to the needs of the environments they are used in.”
The Pair chair builds upon Fritz Hansen’s heritage of pioneering plywood to create fluid furniture forms. The chair pairs a traditional plywood seat shell with a polycarbonate backrest, which utilises a 10% transparency to give itself a glass-like quality. This composition of materials creates an interesting interaction between mid-century and modern design. Its multiple colour options for the seat, legs and backrest – available with or without arms – further strengthens this connection between its core elements, and creates countless colour possibilities.