A subtle sense of fun as well as unstinting craftsmanship meld in Sydney-born Fräg Woodall’s chair named after the famous beach of his homeland. Bondi is inspired by his earliest memories of watching artisans at work, fascinated by the way they joined and fitted timber. Durable, precise and characterized by a wave-like curved seat, it's constructed of natural matte lacquered ash or painted in a range of colors—as apropos in a restaurant or café as a kitchen or dining space at home.
- 30.3" h x 15.7" w x 18.9" d (77x40x48cm)
- Seat height: 17.5" (44.5cm)
Natural matt lacquered ash
Please Wait to be Seated
Please Wait to be Seated creative director Thomas Ibsen went from taking pictures of rooms to producing the Danish brand’s often bold and imaginative furniture to filling them. Thomas shifted from a career in fashion to interiors for London’s Wallpaper magazine, as well as design houses Gubi, Hay and Muuto. In 2014, he started PWTBS, launching the brand's collection from a consortium of designers the next year. Longtime design industry executive and board member Peter Mahler Sørensen joined the company as CEO and co-owner in 2016, and Thomas continues his focus on product development.
With an eye to creating a new generation of modernist classics that defy easy characterization, the brand’s very name reflects a blend of politesse and practicalness along with startling originality and a sense of humor. Often exhibiting a graphic silhouette grounded in Thomas’ photographic experience, the collection ranges from the spare luxury of Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japan's designer Ryosuke Fukusada’s Anza seating, to the showstopper Keystone lounger from Dutch designers Os & Oos and the Zen-infllected metal tray table from young Danish designer Laura Bilde. At the heart of each new fantastical product lies the question of sustainability and durability that also guides Thomas: Will this design, in its entirety, become a long-lasting object we someday can pass on to our children? We say, yes.