SLIM Chair by Christophe de Sousa

Showing alongside Gencork in Associative Design’s Best of Portugal stand at the London Design Fair, French–Portuguese designer Christophe de Sousa exhibited the SLIM Chair, a seat he created out of a plywood structure with a veneered finish. His intention was to design a simple chair that was also pleasing to the eye, while at the same time being easy to produce.

SLIM has a sleek silhouette appearing to be made of two molded components, one that makes up the sides and back of the chair, and the other that forms the seat, while the legs are made of solid wood. The smooth contours result in a minimalist and sculptural look. The chair comes in natural or painted wood veneered finish. This is also a version with its seat and backrest covered in high-density foam that’s then upholstered.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.