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Nordic Nomad Chair

The chair of the design imagination knows no boundaries set. Up to the origins of humanity and its modern forms is Bjarke Frederiksen declined to to to (city) Nomads a chair to create that with just a few clicks of a backpack in a blanket in a chair and a bag for a few belongings transformed. “The Nordic Nomad Chair” allows us to move so on like wildfire and our tents (or chairs) open for longer periods.

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Bjarke Frederiksen Nomad Chair understands his own surprise holistically, philosophically, based on the concept of a modern, free people:

A knapsack, that is a sack, that is a blanket, that is a space for belongings, that is a chair, that is a changeable form with adaptable functions.

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By processing techniques and knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of furniture and textile, I have created a contemporary piece of furniture that can carry a human and that a human can carry.
It is meant as a private interior, why the functional changeability is meant as much as a conceptual amplifier as functional options.

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The analogy is therefor concerning the view of the paradoxical immobility of a free modern life. Can the furniture that is a knapsack, that is a sack, that is a blanket, that is a space for belongings, that is a chair, that is a changeable form with adaptable functions accommodate more than it can mobilize, by accommodating the modern human?

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In a complex and sometimes inscrutable world where the general insecurity threatens personal freedom and a long time af personal freedom threatens our overall standard of living, it is important to put the material needs in perspective.

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A piece of furniture whose functions are not static, but can be perceived as a continous adaptation of ideological resonance between product and user. It is not a way to circumvent possibly indistinct features, but excactly that the ambiguity can be a function and it requires an ideological commitment to what makes good design good.

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Data:

Name: Nordic Nomad
Type: Chair, Outdoor Furniture
Materials:

  • Chair / backpack; static construction is made from solid European ash, treated/finished with soap.
  • Blanket / knapsack; in a 100% cotton panama-woven canvas in gray-purple + a 100% woven wool in bright heather ’Scandinavian’ gray, beige and brown tones.
  • Seat shell; in a 100% cotton panama-woven canvas in gray-purple.
  • Laces and straps; in light brown leather.

Materials Combination: Wood + Fabric, Eco/Recycled/Green
Dimensions:

  • H Total 1480 mm / backrest 985 mm / seat height 300 mm
  • W Total 670 mm
  • D Total 1110 mm / seat 350 mm

Colour: Blue
Year: 2012

The people:

Furniture Designer: Bjarke Frederiksen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Text Description: © Courtesy of Bjarke Frederiksen
Images: © Bjarke Frederiksen

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