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Dent Wood
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Last year came the chair Dent as an answer to the question; Is it possible to create a 3D shape using a normal veneer? With Dent chair the impossible becomes possible. Dent challenges established notions of what constitutes elegance and beauty.
The inspiration for DENT doesn’t come from a crumpled piece of paper, but it’s the easiest way of explaining the theory in practical terms. In exactly the same way that you can shape a crumpled and then smoothed-out piece of paper into a bowl, for example, the designers O4i have cracked the code for how you “trick” traditional veneer into bending itself in different directions without breaking and folding. NEW in the Dent family 2014 is Dent Wood chair that is made completely of layer-glued, compression-moulded wood. Despite its crumpled surface, Dent is a comfortable seat shell with a host of uses in both public and private spaces. Manufactured using standard veneer (not 3D veneer). In a coloured finish or in clear lacquered ash, walnut, oak.

Seat height 455mm
Overall height 810mm
Overall width 495mm
Seat depth 380mm
Overall depth 510mm

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The chair DENT, a revolutionary innovation.

The dented surface provides a 3D experience but are implemented in regular veneers, which can seem impossible. An innovation that will lead to new opportunities and challenges to develop molding regular veneer. DENT is comfortable, expressive and useful, and has three different bases in tubular steel of which one is stackable and one is a swivel-base. The three versions allowing DENT can be placed in many different contexts. Read the full story on DENT in our little Pixi book FOCUS, or on our website. The material is layer-glued compression-molded ash veneer with frame in tubular steel.

Stackable chair in layer-glued compression-moulded ash wood. Made out of ordinary (not 3D) veneer. Stained or natural lacquered.
Green chrome, chrome III or lacquered steel.