Sessel by Established&Sons
This, Martino Gamper’s first chair for production, has been driven by a fascination with traditional bentwood typologies and, in particular, the way in which the industrial manufacture of bentwood furniture production has been mastered throughout its 150 year history. Gamper’s method was to strip Sessel back to a series of necessary components and then to join them— allowing the natural, logical form of assembly to dictate form. Rather than aiming to revolutionise the bentwood chair, Gamper decided to tweak the original iconic archetype. He has added strength by using square components rather than round. This, too, changes the expected aesthetic of bentwood production, creating a more angular aesthetic. A new spirit is further injected into classic bentwood typology through the use of different woods and finishes in the variations of Sessel.