What better to think about during the first days of frigid cold than ocean sailing? How quickly we forget the misery of the oppressing summer heat when the snow starts falling and ice coats the sidewalks. I personally love the cold, but do miss the days where I could just walk out the door without donning an army of winter wear. This post reminds me of the last crush I had on a chair, the fall-appropriate knit stool collection by Claire-Anne O'Brien.
Bringing back the summer breezes is the Spinnaker chair by Hødnebø of Norway. Inspired by the maritime world, the Spinnaker chair is a relaxed lounge chair with a sloping back that is designed for health. According to the company, the curvature of the back allows for optimum blood flow, which is achieved by their special steel technology. These curves also add to the nautical tone of the chair, which is reminiscent of a cruising spinnaker sail. Speaking of sails, the Spinnaker chair is unique for its reuse of old sail cloth in the construction of the chair. The detailing of the steel back and legs have a technical feel which recalls the cranks and pulleys of a sail. Hødnebø encourages customers to personalize their chair, which both limits the waste of overproducing and housing overstock items.
Hødnebø has been making furniture for over a century. The Spinnaker chair was designed and launched for the Norwegian market in 2005 and introduced on an international arena at IMM Cologne in 2007. The Spinnaker was created by the designers Linda Steen and Lena Axelsson, Scenario design MNIL and Hødnebø design team.