Dent Chair by o4i Design Studio for Blå Station

Stockholm-based o4i Design Studio set out to push the boundaries of what is beautiful in design and chose to create the perfectly imperfect Dent Chair for Blå Station.

Dent Stack

The o4i crew wanted to challenge themselves and to accomplish the impossible by achieving the desired “dented” effect via a molding technique. The crinkled 3D surface is made from compression molded ash wood veneer and not a typically used 3D veneer, which is much easier but very expensive.

Dent NoStack

So what could be your average multi-purpose chair becomes a comfortable chair with unique texture, kind of like a piece of crumpled up paper.

The Dent Chair is available in various finishes and leg bases, and comes as either a stackable or non-stackable version.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.