Ever since the first chair made from a single sheet of plastic was designed it has become an obsessive element for every designer. There’s something about this type of furniture pieces that will always be intriguing and inspiring, regardless of how old the idea or the design is. And who better to come up with something innovative and unique by using that concept as a starting point then Karim Rashid. As usually, he came up with a simple, architectural design that impresses on multiple levels.
This is the Steek chair. It was designed by Karim Rashid for Artisan and it’s a part of the Steek collection that also includes a similar table based on the same concept. The chair features a single continuous line of varying thicknesses and the result is this very alluring silhouette.Steek is a walnut chair and, even though wood can be a solid and tough-looking material, it’s also a very malleable element that has a certain warmth to it that attenuates the rough essence it previously featured.
In this case, the wood was beautifully modeled to create delicate curved lines and an overall simple but eye-catching design. The chair ha a cantilevered seal and a free-standing backrest and it has a light and soft appearance. Also, it’s a very comfortable piece of furniture and it matches beautifully the Steek table. They form a very balanced and stylish set.