PearsonLloyd gives flat-pack furniture an upgrade with Cross chair - architecture and design

PearsonLloyd gives flat-pack furniture an upgrade with Cross chair



London studio PearsonLloyd marries the convenience and economy of flat-pack furniture with quality materials in a chair designed for new Copenhagen brand Takt.
Cross comes as four disassembled pieces of timber and six screws
Named after the cross structure that forms its four legs, the Cross chair has a plywood seat and backrest, with the structure itself made from solid oak to give it the feel of a non-flatpack, high-quality chair.
The "strong but light" wooden chair was designed with the "goal of accessible pricing without compromising on quality or adversely affecting the environment", according to PearsonLloyd.
It requires minimal instructions and a single Allen key to assemble
The chair comes delivered in a recyclable flatpack box as four disassembled pieces of timber, with six screws. Made from FSC-certified wood, it requires minimal instructions and a single Allen key to assemble at home.
The simple cross structure ensures that assembly of the seat is intuitive, without the frustration people often find assembling flatpack furniture.
The chair has a plywood seat and backrest
"We wanted to find a design that communicated the principle of the assembly in a direct, understandable way," explained founder and director of PearsonLloyd, Tom Lloyd.
"The way the two cross members overlap was inspired by the inserts in a wine box. It is immediately apparent that they go together in some way, meaning that almost no instructions are necessary.&...
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