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XO Chair

Rye Dunsmuir

Tasmanian Oak, Leather
760mm(h) x 605mm (w) x 570mm (d)
480mm (seat height)

The xo chair gains its name from the timber frame that extends vertically beyond the seating plane, effectively creating an ‘exoskeleton’. The xo contemporary dining chair was originally developed through extensive research and community focus group sessions for a new Cancer support centre in Northern Tasmania. These focus groups provided a framework to test, prototype and measure a number of user requirements – including stability, accessibility, light weight, lumbar support and overall comfort. Materials were selected for their availability and suitability. The frame and structure make use of standard Tasmanian-Oak timber sections, maximising the material recovery, while forming a strong, lightweight and elegant structure. With the upholstery in a full aniline leather, the materials will age with a graceful patina, to create an object with history and inherent beauty.

The XO Chair is currently avilable for sale in our online store.

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Image credit: Emily Dimozantos, 2020.