Jörg Boner productdesign
CRESTA CHAIR involves the blending of the simple robustness of a traditional Alpine wooden chair with modern wood-processing technology and a contemporary aesthetic. The chair is made of solid timber, and is designed to make as good an impression in an elegant ambiance as in a rustic Alpine chalet. At first glance it consists of just a seat and four legs. In fact the seat is made up of three parts: the base of the seat and the back are joined to a curved central component by means of clearly visible finger joints. As the chair legs are also attached to the latter, it constitutes the heart and centrepiece of the design. With a seat that has been modelled to fit the contours of the body, the craftsmanlike CRESTA CHAIR can offer a high degree of comfort. The chair forms part of the collection of the young label DADADUM, which has made it its mission to continue the development of the heritage of Swiss design in creating new contemporary objects.
Comments by the jury:
This design shows a fine sensitivity for the spirit of the times, and succeeds in meeting the targets it has set for itself in every way. We are impressed by this contemporary reinterpretation of a type of chair that is a traditional feature of interiors in Alpine regions. With its formal qualities, it will blend in well with all kinds of domestic setting. So it may well succeed in its ambition of appealing to a clientele well beyond the borders of its home territory. Impressive features of the Cresta Chair are the innovative production technology and the outstanding degree of comfort, hardly to be expected from a solid wooden chair without any upholstery.
Comments by the Nominators:
The CRESTA CHAIR represents a high wire act in terms of wood processing technology and static and design aspects. With its subtly reduced formal idiom, it accomplishes what it sets out to do. This gives a relatively rare type of chair the market attention it deserves.