chair - white oak
chair - white oak
W 16 x D 17 1/2 x H 32 1/2
Inspired by the metal chairs of Jean Prouve, reinterpreted in wood. Hand crafted with cantilevered petals rotating around a structural dowel. This chair was the discovery that led to the full Petalply Series. A skillful balance of structure and form, proud to be made of solid wood, ready for any rough treatment or refined dining.
sub-series one (tables and a chair)
knuckle joint as sculptural structure
New Breed has been developing a complete line of furniture, including chairs, stools, benches, side tables, coffee tables, dining tables, conference tables, desks, dressers, credenzas, consoles, shelving systems and more all based on one innovation, the PetalPly knuckle joint. Structural components such as legs, arms, and stretchers are shaped to have a smaller half round end that then tappers out into a larger half round with a doughnut like hole. When combined and rotated around a structural dowel/tenon, the effect is amazingly strong while proving to be eye catching. These shapes resemble the petal of a flower, and the layered glued components with alternating grain act like a muscular alpha plywood, thus “PetalPly”.
heirloom as a brand
With a woodworkers conviction, the aim of New Breed is to be known for more than quality, but also building products built to last, and when we say last, we mean for generations. By working with mostly all solid wood in all our products, and going against the trend toward the phony veneer technologies, using all solid wood joinery, we build into each product the added value of heirloom longevity. In theory, our furniture, unless destroyed by natural disaster, can be repaired and refinished endlessly, made like new for hundreds of years in the future. Add to that, our designs are also timeless, and you get furniture future grandchildren will fight over.