Leadtime: 9-11 Weeks to NJ
Designer Nanna Ditzel
In 1998, Ditzel added a barstool version to her award-winning Trinidad series. The sliced and curved back shell provides unparalleled seating comfort. Optional seat upholstery.
17.72" W x 19.69" D x 44.29" H
Seat: 30.31" H
Frame of steel tube, back of moulded plywood with CNC-milled cut-outs.
Seat and back mounted with rivets.
Mounted with interchangeable plastic glides.
When designing the Trinidad Chair in 1993, Nanna Ditzel found inspiration in the elaborate fretwork from the Gingerbread Facades that she had seen in the colonial architecture while traveling through Trinidad. Much like the facades, the cut-out fretwork of the chair triggers an interplay of light and shadows, creating a pattern projected into space and a subtle sense of motion.
With the Trinidad Chair, instead of eliminating any ornamentation, which was part of the Modernist mantra, Ditzel did the opposite. She kept the ornamentation as the focal point in a distinctive chair that challenged the prevailing design dogma at the time.
The cut-outs featured in the curved shell not only function as a decorative element, they also dramatically lighten the visual density of the chair. A process involving the most advanced CNC technology at the time and techniques normally impossible in plywood shell furniture. In fact, when the chair was first introduced, it was heralded as a breakthrough in design technology.
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