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Zenso Bar Wooden seat and wooden back
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Product description

The character of the bar stool ZENSO BAR is reflected in its sculpturally expressive wooden frame, in combination with a light shell that rests upon it, floating and aesthetically pure. The high level of stability of the bar stool requires a cross construction of solid wood. The shells consisting of moulded wood appear light and inviting. ZENSO BAR is available either with a wooden seat and back shell, with an upholstered seat and back shell or with an upholstered seat and wooden back shell.ZENSO BAR is available in seat heights of either 65 or 80 cms, each with a footrest.

Frame solid wood, seat and back veneered plywood – Oak, oak colour stain, American walnut

Matt lacquered

Wooden seat, fully upholstered seat and wooden back or fully upholstered seat and padded back,
upholstered in fabric or leather
Mounted with plastic glides,
additional furniture glides for any type of flooring on request – Wagner QuickClick®

Wooden seat and wooden back
h 90 cm, w 41 cm, d 50 cm
Seating h 65 cm
h 104 cm, w 41 cm, d 50 cm
Seating h 80 cm

CATAS Test EN 1728:2012 Level 1 – general

Product family


With ZENSO, the designer duo at Formstelle have developed a family of chairs of sculptural character. The expressive wooden frame incorporates two floating circles, the seat and back of the chair.

Actually, the family of chairs should have been called Ensõ. The round circles follow the motif of the Ensõ, a symbol in Japanese calligraphy: Although the Ensõ is actually a symbol
and not a letter, it is one of the most common drawingin Japanese calligraphy. It symbolises enlightenment and elegance, the universe and the void, but also symbolises Japanese aesthetics in itself. As an “expression of the moment”.

In Zen Buddhist philosophy, painting the Ensõ represents the moment in which the consciousness is free, and body and soul are unfettered in their creative process. Usually, the ink is applied to either silk paper or rice paper in a single stroke. There is no possibility for modification: The Ensõ shows the state of mind at the moment of ist creation. Many Zen Buddhists believe that the artist’s character is fully reflected in how he draws the Ensõ. Accordingly, only a person who is mentally and spiritually complete is able to draw a true Ensõ. Some artists practise drawing the Ensõ every day as a spiritual exercise. From this inspiration the ZENSO family of chairs consisting of chairs, bar stools and loungers has emerged. The frame is made of solid wood, the seat and back shell consist of moulded wood and can be upholstered. The seat upholstery is always fully upholstered, the back shell
with an attached cushion. ZENSO LOUNGE always has an upholstered seat and back.