Seeking a new way to finish wooden surfaces besides the typical varnish and paint, the Japanese design studio Nendo created the Fishline Chair. Using dyed fishing line, they wound it tightly around the wooden chair giving it a varnish-like shine. In the process, it made the wood grain pop while adding a subtle hint of color.

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

What began as a simple wooden chair becomes a beautiful and uniquely finished piece with a sheen that won’t come from your basic varnish.

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

The chair was designed for INTERIEUR 2012 that is taking place in Kortrijk, Belgium until October 28th.

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Fishline Chair by Nendo in home furnishings  Category

Photos by Hiroshi Iwasaki.