Studio Meda, 2017
The finely structured, robust dom chair presents itself stylishly and elegantly in a group, but also on its own. Its geometric construction made it possible to develop an entire system from it in collaboration with Studio Meda, Martin Ebert.
The finely structured, robust dom chair presents itself stylishly and elegantly in a group, but also on its own. Its geometric construction made it possible to develop an entire system from it in collaboration with Studio Meda, Martin Ebert. Back in 2012, Studio Meda designed the dom chair with Schilling Architekten Köln for the newly renovated Marien Hildesheim Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The contract for the production of the chairs was awarded to horgenglarus at the time.
Then, as now, horgenglarus made the back and front legs as well as the head and sides from solid squared timber using the traditional bentwood technique. This technique gives the individual chair parts the highest possible stability and robustness. The production of the dom chair also requires craftsmanship and know-how in the field of wickerwork. The hand-woven seat made of Danish paper string is not only visually attractive, but also gives the dom chair a unique seating feeling.
Since the demands on sacred buildings have changed considerably in recent years, we now also speak of cultural churches, event churches and city churches. In order to meet these requirements and to furnish the spaces individually for the respective needs, various variants and options were added to the dom chair 2017 in collaboration with Studio Meda, Martin Ebert, and a flexible, modular system was developed from it. Elements such as prayer book and elbow rests, row connections and kneeling benches, as well as individual connecting parts that form a stable unit of five chairs can be used for this purpose.
seat woven with Danish paper cord 3mm, open back, with armrest, rungs and back feet solid bentwood
W52, D58, H80, SH46
Architect and designer in London. After studying architecture in Stuttgart and Chicago, he worked with David Chipperfield in London. In 2006, he founded Studio Meda with architecture and design projects in London and throughout Europe and has been Professor of Construction in Münster since 2014. Martin Ebert's passion is the development of novel proposals in design and construction for everyday functions and objects.