Home improvement retailer Hornbach teamed up with designer Sigurd Larsen to create a product that teaches customers how to build their own furniture

German home improvement store Hornbach is selling a mid-century modern chair that you have to make—not simply assemble—yourself, with instructions that can be downloaded from its site. In collaboration with Berlin-based Danish designer and architect Sigurd Larsen, the idea behind the DIY Werkstück Edition Lounge Chair is not just to give consumers a project but also to teach them about woodwork and design, giving them the tools and directions they need to build their own furniture from scratch.

The chair is a modern lounge seat featuring wooden multiplex boards in a light rosewood color and cross-woven polypropylene upholstery in a retro-inspired blue and off-white striped motif. The overall aesthetic is undeniably Scandinavian: simple, visually-pleasing and functional. Those ready to take this opportunity to craft their own furniture can visit the product site to download the directions and list of supplies (totaling about $160) before embarking on this one- to two-person, two-day project.

Hornbach | Sigurd Larsen

German home improvement store Hornbach is selling a mid-century modern chair that you have to make—not simply assemble—yourself, with instructions that can be downloaded from its site. In collaboration with Berlin-based Danish designer and architect Sigurd Larsen, the idea behind the DIY Werkstück Edition Lounge Chair is not just to give consumers a project but also to teach them about woodwork and design, giving them the tools and directions they need to build their own furniture from scratch.