Branca Chair Inspired by Wooden Branches
Italian furniture manufactures Mattiazzi has designed Branca Chair which is inspired by wooden branches that turn, twist, meet and branch off. The chair design is comfort to eye, to the body and to the hand. In designer’s words, “Like wooden branches on a tree, Branca is a chair that is familiar to the eye. We accept that branches support the joints of twigs and leaves at different points that may seem random but are all intentional. With Branca, its back leg supports the critical joints of the armrest, the seat and the back, and is made from a single piece of wood produced robotically.
The joints are seen as but a part of the seamless nature of the chair and its simple outline belies the complexity of production. With no question, Branca had to hold all of the functional attributes we expect a chair to have in a modern condition – to be comfortable; to have armrests; to fit under a table; to be light enough to carry; and to stack for easy shipping.”