Hardened Leather Chair
Published on December 30, 2013
Hardened Leather Chair is made with an old technique for hardening leather in a 100% natural way. The technique has been used for corsets and armours, and is now being used as self-supported upholstery for a dining chair. The shape of the chair, which is commonly seen in plastic, gets a Nordic materiality by the use of leather and the frame of wood. Natural treated leather and ash wood for the structure.
By a conceptual approach, I focus on experimental furniture. I am fascinated by the contrast between the changeable and the unchangeable, the soft and the hard, the industrialized and the unique, and in my work, I try to melt together the concept. To achieve playful products, I work intuitively and I consciously aim to let the randomness be a part of the design process – I believe that if the process has been fun, the result will be the same.
Nikolaj Steenfatt is an Copenhagen based Designer, educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2013 from the department furniture and Spatial Design.