Pod Chair (2016)

Zaozuo, China

When we were asked to create a small and affordable chair for Zaozuo in Beijing, we wanted to originate to concept on the tradition of the Scandinavian “Pinnstol” (translates to “stick chair”), a simplified Windsor chair typology. This chair is typically made of solid wood with tapered legs and a back made of “sticks” pierced into holes in the seat.

For Pod Chair we have embraced this concept, but we wanted to simplify the expression even further but using a solid back, giving the chair a clear and graphic look. The form is reduced to three essential parts; the round and curved seat, tapered legs which attaches directly below and the slightly oversized back which seemingly balances on the edge of the seat. The simplified, almost naivistic expression, is made possible with a steel reinforcement bracket integrated between seat and back, providing the chair with a light, friendly and unique expression.

Project information

  • Title: Pod Chair
  • Object: Dining chair
  • Client: Zaozuo
  • Size: 49 x 47 x 77 cm
  • Material: Laminated oak, solid oak
  • Design: Jonas Wagell
  • Year: 2015
  • Release: 2016


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