Launched last month at NeoCon, the Nuno chair by Gabbertas Studio for Allermuir uses lamination as a structural component whereby the leg frame and the seat are integrated and interdependent, providing strength for each other.
Nuno was borne out of a desire to approach a traditional design typology, the multipurpose stacking chair, from a new perspective
Minimizing the need for a separate steel frame structure under the chair, the clever use of lamination allows for a closer stack as well as a visually refined and pared down profile.
The seat lamination incorporates subtle dimensional shaping to optimize ergonomic comfort when used for extended periods or at a table. A section of the leg frame is inserted into the lamination in the back and appears to do the same under the seat. The frame design also allows it to incorporate the primary stacking buffers, with an additional single spacer located under the middle of the seat, again to minimize visual impact.
Available in a number of veneers and colors, Nuno manages to bridge hospitality and corporate use, as a cafe chair or a conference chair.