beechwood, zinc-coated steel rope
80 x 75 x 70 cm
edition of 6
Moritz Bombach's rustic wood chair Krak
basically has little or nothing do with the topic of storage. It consists of twelve beams from freshly cut beechwood, shaped into different bulks that are then set in a specific arrangement and tied up with steel cable to create Krak'
s final form. However, once you have taken a seat in it, you sooner or later start to fiddle with the steel strings. You test how taut they are, how firmly attached the rope is and more or less unconsciously explore the spaces between steel cable and wood block. And as it is with such casually discovered spaces, at some point you begin to temporarily store notes, newspapers, or thin magazines there – much of what you occupy yourself with while passing your time in such a piece of furniture. That may not be what was originally intended, but most inevitably happens for the simple reason that it just comes in handy; because not only do you always have the things stored there in plain sight, but they are also quickly at hand – and you do not have to dig them up from the depths of some pile or stack.