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This Chair and This Barstool by Richard Hutten for Lensvelt

VDF products fair: Dutch furniture brand Lensvelt has expanded its popular This Chair range by Richard Hutten to include a version with a lower backrest and two barstools.

This Chair’s classic, ergonomic design is reimagined to create a version with a lower backrest, as well as two progressively taller seat heights.

Coming in at 65 and 75 centimetres high, compared to the original’s 45 centimetres, the additional height transforms the chair into a barstool.

The three latest additions to the series still maintain the same performance qualities of the original design, which was engineered to use as little material as possible.

While the first iteration was rendered in 3D-bent veneer, the new releases are made from the thinnest possible version of polypropylene (PP) plastic.

Propped up by a slender chrome frame, this makes for a final product that is lightweight and stackable without being wasteful.

“I felt the market needed a conference chair, which should be inexpensive, functional, sustainable and an aesthetically pleasing product,” remembers Lensvelt director Hans Lensvelt.

“Richard Hutten was the only designer I considered since he is capable of solving this mathematical puzzle.”

Beyond fitting Lensvelt’s stipulations, the design was also continually adapted based on input from an ergonomist, in order to find the optimal shape for the shell.

“This Chair for Lensvelt is one of the most comfortable chairs in its genre,” said Richard Hutten.

The three latest models are available in eight colours, from simple grey, white and black to dusty sage green and sunflower yellow.

Product: This Chair 041, This Barstool 641, This Barstool 741
Brand: Lensvelt
Designer: Richard Hutten
Contact address: info@lensvelt.nl

About VDF products fair: the VDF products fair offers an affordable launchpad for new products during Virtual Design Festival. For more details email vdf@dezeen.com.

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