The Balloon Chair

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Balloon Chair is crafted from a single piece of dry, rough sawn Danish Maple. Its surface is sanded to a silky white texture then treated simply and naturally with furniture soap. Over time, it will develop the rich golden patina of Nordic wood. The seat is formed by one continuous (30m) piece of 3mm thick marine-grade nylon. The cord ends are finished, or unfinished, in a manner that enables the seating surface to be re-tensioned as it sags over time. This one off piece was designed and hand built over the course of several weeks in Copenhagen.