Some ‘Modern’ Woodworking

This marvellous wooden chair, called Butterfly, evokes the era of the early Scandinavian modernists. But this is actually a brand new piece of furniture created by renowned Danish designer Niels Gammelgaard, and manufactured by Magnus Olesen. The comfortable, curved seat is made of laminated plywood and the legs and armrest are beautifully crafted solid oak wood.

The method of creating the seat and backrest from a single form-pressed plywood sheet, was first developed by Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino Marsio in the late 1920-s, and resulted in such masterpieces like the Paimio Armchair.

Images © Magnus Olesen AS Denmark

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