- Sarah Press
‘Saitens’ is a minimal two-seat chair developed by German designer Clara Schweers. Inspired by a series of three Leonardo da Vinci sketches, the chair might be based on an image of sun rays shining onto a parabolic mirror such as the strings that branch out through the chair. The design has a monochromatic minimalist appeal and looks like two opposing seats sitting side-by-side. From a conceptual standpoint, ‘Saitens’ analyses human communication like being with a friend, a loved one, or a total stranger. Two identical seats, denoted by a single woven piece of high-strength fishing wire, are positioned in total balance alternate to one another. The connection of two seats concludes intimacy but doesn’t require physical contact, offering a subtle opportunity for communication.
All images © Clara Schweers