Walden Lounge Chair

“While furnishing my new apartment – an ecological wood building in the middle of Berlin by a group of local architects – I realized design furnitures which I wished to buy are way beyond my budget, especially those renowned design classics of the last century.

“So I decided to use solid wood to craft my own design classics, to pay my homage to those modernism masters and to adapt them in many aspects to fit my own needs. 
Due to the pandemic, even with the great help of local craftsmen, the process has been extensively long and difficult.

“To echo the spirit of David Henry Thoreau, I name this prototype series Walden to celebrate this special journey of my life and career, which is full of loneliness, contemplations, pains and gains.

– Weng Xinyu

Like a real-size 3D wooden puzzle, this lounge chair – consisting of only wooden boards and a leather sheet – effortlessly recreates a sitting machine of geometry interplay.

Inserted into each other, the wooden boards compose an empty volume big enough to embrace a human body. At the same time, pressure and weight are cleverly distributed without stressing the boards. Where body touches the wood, edges are filleted to maximize comfort.

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