Designer Oki Sato of Nendo design studio was inspired by the fold in a piece of paper on his desk. This fold is now found in the exterior back of the new Fritz Hansen chair, the form adding structure to the recycled material in order to create back support while still maintaining lightness and flexibility.
The body of the chair is made of ‘circular plastic,’ which means that the material has been recycled and is recyclable. The brand also specifies that the plastic comes from household waste that has been collected, treated, and recycled in central Europe, near production, so as to reduce emissions from transport.
The chair comes in seven colours that reference elements of Scandinavian nature: Orange, red, dark blue, light blue, grey, black, and off-white. The chair is easily cleaned and suitable for children and will become available in November 2019.