Another day, another radical chair design.
Instead of coming up with yet another ordinary chair, designer Peter Otto Vosding collaborated with cabinet maker Dirk Vosding to make a chair with as little materials as possible. The resulting piece of furniture is simply called the “Mµ” (pronounced “mm”).
The chair is made from ash wood and uses the material’s natural elastic properties in such a way that sitting on it bends the seat to your tush and back. The lateral parts of the frame are also built into the chair’s sledge base, providing the Mµ with just a little more natural give than any plastic chair.
While it may feel like the chair is struggling to hold your weight at first, in reality it’s contorting itself to fit your body’s frame (you could use this as an excuse in case you are having trouble finding suitable furniture to fit you).
Apart from the seat, the thinness of the backrest also bends from its normal vertical position up to a more comfortable 12-degree angle. And seeing as no one really sits at a proper 90-degree angle, this helps you get the back support you need when working—or relaxing—for long hours.
Before the Mµ got its titular name, the project went under the working title “Was Bleibt”, which is German for “what remains”. Ultimately, using the absolute least amount of wood material possible, the result is one of the most minimalist functional wood chairs out there.
Vosding has an entire portfolio dedicated to furniture, lighting, and other consumer products, all of which can be found on his webpage.