As either an armchair or armless model, New Works offers an updated take on the dependable cafe chair—lightweight, stackable and ever-durable. Yet Missing Chair doesn’t stunt on eye-appeal, with a fluid curved silhouette that allows the molded timber seat and backrest to appear as if floating above the thin steel frame. Those self-same contours provide extended seated comfort in this design from emerging Croatian studio Regular Company, which has won a number of awards since its formation in 2015.
- Without arm: 30.7" h x 18.3" w x 20.7" d (78x46.5x52.5cm)
- With arm: 30.7" h x 21.4" w x 20.9" d (78x54.5x53cm)
- Armrest height: 28.3" (72cm)
- Seat height: 18.1" (46cm)
Plywood, powder-coated steel
“I come from an architectural education,” says Knut Benedik Humlevik, creative director of New Works. "It's a field that has taught me a lot about how to attack and work with a concept.” The Copenhagen-based design house melds a boldly sensual approach with the vaunted legacy of Scandinavian design. “One cannot deny that a lot of inspiration comes from the furniture ‘heroes’ of the past centuries,” says Humlevik. Not to mention “how their influence is applied in works of other designers in our time.”
New Works was launched with a series of sculptural objects grounded in 4 core values—Natural, Experimental, Rough, and Craftsmanship. With an emphasis on materials including concrete, marble, mirror and tactile metals like rough copper and oxidized aluminum, the collection has quickly expanded to a full range of furnishings that still push at the boundaries where art meets design. As a noted product designer himself and now directing the New Works stable of collaborating designers, Humlevik says, “It’s surprising where I find inspiration; it can come from very small things that have lots of character.”