Client: WOUD A/S
Material: UPM GRADA
My main inspiration for the Mono chair is the innovative UPM Grada material. I wanted to design a concept, which made use of the new features the material gives. The wooden grain reacts to the overlapping construction of the seat and it kind of lures you in to have a closer look at the details. The mono chair is my interpretation of the new possibilities the material gives us, the overlapping construction of the seat would simply not be possible with conventional laminating techniques.
From a design and production perspective, UPM Grada is a sustainable wood material with some fascinating qualities, one of them being that instead of regular glue, the wood pieces are joined together with an adhesive film that reacts to heat, making the material formable.