Menu’s WM String Chairs Have Matching But Inverted Wire Backs

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Wire lattices form the backs of this pair of chairs by Rotterdam-primarily based Studio WM for Danish brand Menu, with 1 positioned the opposite way all around to the other.

Menu chair by WM

Design and style Academy Eindhoven graduates Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon of Studio WM each developed 1 of the two wire chairs prior to realising they’d sketched the very same back design but positioned it a diverse way up.

Menu chair by WM

The two WM String chairs are the two made from a powder-coated steel tubing frame, with a wire seat and an oversized wire back.

Menu chair by WM

The lounge chair features a reduced seat than the dining chair, with the wider edge of the trapezium-shaped wire back at the leading rather than the bottom.

Menu chair by WM

The varieties of the chairs have been developed so they would nonetheless look interesting when pushed below a table. The shapes of the chair backs also reflect the meant sitting position of the consumer.

Menu chair by WM

“The backs reflect the mood or vitality that is developed by the sitting place they set off,” Legro told Dezeen. “For the dining chair this is very lively, whereas the lounge chair is more lazy and relaxed.”


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Menu chair by WM

Despite the fact that the matching inverted shapes of the two chair backs seem to be to have been designed in tandem, Collignon sketched the dining chair and Legro drew an outline for the lounge chair separately.

Menu chair by WM

It was only when the two compared notes that they noticed the similarity and made the decision to pair up the types.

Menu chair by WM

Metal wire was chosen for the primary materials to develop a “thin and elegant” chair that was nonetheless practical.

Menu chair by WM

“The strength of metal gave us the freedom to push the boundaries and seek out the thinnest, most light construction to carry light into the layout in a literal and figurative sense,” explained Collignon. “The contrast amongst the thin metal wire and soft pillow evokes the urge to touch and use the product.”

Menu chair by WM

The String design is available as the WM dining chair and the minimal WM Lounge Chair, in black or white. The two come with cushions upholstered in material by Danish brand Kvadrat.

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