Stefan Diez has designed a wooden chair program that relates to our bentwood heritage but transformed it by aesthetical and technological criteria. Bent chair legs and armrests merge in a "knot" and are embedded from underneath in the ergonomically shaped seat. With a suspenseful contrast between the elegantly curved wooden elements and the striking upholstery the program communicates and also offers comfort: it does not prescribe a specific seating position, and the organically shaped backrest is comfortably flexing.
Chair (404) and larger sized armchair (404 F). Seat and backrest made of moulded plywood, leg and backrest rails made of laminate wood. Upholstery covers in leather or fabric. A matching wooden barstool (404 H) is available.
Stefan Diez, born in 1971 in Freising (Germany). After taking courses in architecture and training to be a carpenter, he studied industrial design at the Academy of Formative Arts in Stuttgart. From 1996 to 2002, he was employed as an assis-tant to Richard Sapper and then to Konstantin Grcic in Munich. In January 2003, he opened his own studio in Munich where he works in the areas of product and exhibition design. His clients include Authentics, Biegel, Flötotto, Merten, Moroso, Schönbuch and Gebrüder T 1819. His work has received numerous awards, including several red dot awards, iF product design awards and special prizes for material innovations. Stefan Diez was and is represented in a variety of exhibitions in museums and within the framework
of trade fairs.
The sensitive selection of the surfaces is decisive for the character of any piece of furniture. Therefore, we offer an almost limitless range of materials, allowing for an individual and special touch for each piece. Create your personal chair or table by choosing from our comprehensive collection of materials for the frame and upholstery. Please note that the materials listed here only represent a small selection of our production possibilities. Our specialist trade partner near you will be happy to offer advice.