“My initial idea for the Linear Steel Series came from an exploration of meetings—the meetings of lines, the meetings of shapes, the meetings of typologies—and it was integral that this too was breathed into the new designs for an aesthetic coherence,” says Bentzen.
Looking towards the Linear Steel Armchair & Side Chair, he crouches down next to the designs whilst examining their construction: “I wanted to create a rational chair that could challenge and question the conventional processes, redefining the connection between the seat and its apron to reduce the amount of raw material used in the design,” says Bentzen.
Uniting invitingly organic shapes with a comfort that is both extensive yet refined, the Linear Steel Armchair & Side Chair is an outdoor chair that is uncompromising at its heart—uncompromising in its expression, uncompromising in its strength and uncompromising in its comfort.
On the design process for the chairs, Bentzen explains: “There are two integral elements to consider when designing a chair for outdoor use. Firstly, comfort stands above all. This meant that we had to find a way of bringing deep comfort into the design through its backrest, tubular structure and shaped seat for an ergonomically inviting form. Secondly, an outdoor chair must be highly durable to allow for year-round use.”