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Bodo Sperlein’s iconic curved contour chair

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Earlier this year, the designer Bodø Sperlein shared his iconic Contour chair at Philia Gallery Cabinet of Virtuosos II. Part of Sperlein’s larger Contour furniture collection, it features clean curves and an organic silhouette inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. The Contour chair brings together contemporary and timeless qualities, pushing the boundaries of furniture manufacturing through the use of complex and innovative techniques.

Made in the UK by skilled artisans, each Contour chair takes a full week to create. The wood planks are individually chosen to keep the grain constant. However, a chair is produced from several boards to create additional stability. It is available in black walnut, oak and engineered wood. There is also a beech option finished using Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese charring technique that brings out the textures and details of the wood.

detail of a curvaceous wooden armchair in a room with white walls

detail of a curvaceous wooden armchair in a room with white walls

overhead shot of a curvaceous wooden armchair in a room with white walls

curvy wooden armchair in a white walled bedroom with two marble side tables

curvy wooden armchair in white walled bedroom with marble side table

To learn more about the Contour chair, visit bodosperlein.com.

Studio photography by Jon Day.
Gallery photography by Maison Mouton Noir.

Kelly Beall is an editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember and enjoys sharing her discoveries with others. When she’s not distracted by great art and design, she can be found messing around in the kitchen, consuming as much information as she can, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social media.