Inspired by the shape of a folded paper cone, Finnish designer Kasper Nyman rethinks Scandinavian wood design in his Mono Chair for Danish brand Woud. His simple but exquisite chair with a signature drop-shaped hole came to life via a new thermoformable Grada veneer that can be shaped into more challenging forms than ordinary plywood. In addition, the wood used comes from responsibly managed forests and the glue technology does not contain formaldehyde or other harmful compounds.
30.75" h x 17.75" w x 20" d (78x45x51cm)
Seat height: 18" (45.5cm)
Solid oak, plywood with oak veneer
Felt glides included
“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.”