This Chair Is Sold As Raw Materials For You To Build Yourself

This Chair Is Sold As Raw Materials For You To Build Yourself
Design

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

Catherine Ollinger
  • 1 march 2018

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.

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