Design Daily: Twig Chair by Studio Chad WrightAuthor:Sarah Virginia White
Orange County native Chad Wright drew inspiration from our stylish state of California for his new Twig chair, an indoor/outdoor design that came out of Wright’s view of the Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog. “I could really only see the tips of it, and the rest of what I could see was so simple. I tried to bring that to the chair by making it very light and subdued,” he says.
Twig’s barely-there wooden backrest contrasts with the man-made metal components—another echo of the natural-versus-built-elements that viewing the bridge through foggy clouds inspired, Wright says. The San Francisco-based designer struck out on his own and established Studio Chad Wright in 2011, following internships with number of local design studios, including Mike & Maaike, Fuse Project and One & Co. His focus thus far has been mainly object-based design, such as his skyscraping birdhouse design, Attic, but Wright’s background in architecture and industrial design seem to come into play for Twig, which is exceptionally efficient in terms of material usage and storage space (they stack!).
For indoors, the Twig comes in white or charcoal with a wooden seat and backrest available in three finishes: hickory, white oak and charcoal-stained white oak, $425. The outdoor version, $295, has a metal seat and frame in bright primary colors (red, blue and yellow) with a white oak backrest. The customizable chairs are available in directly through San Francisco’s Council Design.
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