The Funambule Chair by Loïc Bard & Nicolas Granger

June 2nd, 2015 by retail design blog

This sleek new piece of furniture from Montreal-based designers Loïc Bard and Nicolas Granger marries hand-crafted quality and attention to detail with a bold, minimalist approach to design. The chair’s elegant form was inspired by traditional Japanese furniture and demonstrates an appreciation for simplicity and geometry that is reminiscent of the Bauhaus. Made of one continuous line, the back, arms, and front two legs of the chair glide poetically through the form and introduce an unexpected ethereality to an otherwise solid structure. In this way, although extremely simple, the Funambule Chair draws attention to itself; visitors are attracted to touch, to sit, and to investigate its unusual spatial qualities.


There is much to be admired in the construction of the Funambule Chair. From the hand-carved seat to the use of traditional tenon and mortise joinery methods, to the soaked and steamed ash wood that forms the delicate back support, Bard and Granger’s craftsmanship is unmatched. The amount of care that is put into this seemingly effortless form makes for a chic furniture piece that functions on every level, be it for comfort or as a work of art. Available in natural, stained white, or natural black finishes.

Design: Loïc Bard / Nicolas Granger


via Gessato

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  1. Simple…perfect. – shelfhouses.com

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