Opposites attract. Wood and metal merge to exquisite effect in the S.A.C. Chair trim lines and sleek curves, making it nearly impossible to see where one material ends and another begins. Tokyo-based designer Naoya Matsuo masters the combination in this armchair so precisely configured that the surfaces do not touch when stacked. Backrest and seat are rendered in black-stained oak veneer with black-finished metal frame. From Danish house Woud, devoted to offering a timely, international spin on Nordic style.
28.5" h x 19" l x 19.75" d (72.5x48.3x50cm)
Seat: 18" (45.5cm)
Metal, oak veneered plywood
Upholstered seat pad available upon request
“We wanted a challenge,” say husband and wife Mia and Torben Koed, founders of Copenhagen-based Woud, and they got one. Sitting around the dinner table a couple of years ago, they realized it was time to leverage their experience in private-label furniture and create something of their own. In just a few short years, they’ve masterminded one of the most influential Danish brands around.
Now adding accessories to the mix of furniture and lighting, Woud expands on the essential simplicity of Nordic design with an emphasis on finely crafted function and startlingly original form. Embracing upcoming design talents, both from Denmark and abroad, the couple is also keen on finding new materials that fit the Scandinavian tradition. Ultimately, they say, “We believe timeless design can express personalities, inspire people and create beautiful homes.”