FALKE SVATUN DESIGNS THIN-BACKED SYNNES CHAIR FOR MENU

Norwegian designer Falke Svatun has created a dining chair with a thin backrest that curves around its sitter like a shell. Designed for Danish brand Menu, the Synnes Chair is made from form-pressed plywood. A six-millimeter-thin section of it is used for the backrest, which is nearly flat but curves sharply inwards at the sides of the chair. Svatun took inspiration from both spindle-back and laminate chairs for the Synnes. The spindle-back influence is visible in the chair's sturdier base, also made from form-pressed plywood. Svatun described the design as "a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian dining chair". Available in natural oak and stained ash, it can come upholstered with fabric or leather.