A Solid Wood Chair Created With Modern Technology

The Alpha chair is a classic, sturdy, solid wood chair that’s made from the latest production technologies.


Made in Ratio, founded by designer Brodie Neill, used CNC routering technique to be a high-production tool rather than just a prototyping technology. The chair even uses digital sculpting, rather than forming it from a mold.


Its strong, A-shaped structure gives it a seamless appearance, which contrasts with more traditional furniture where joinery is visible. All components join organically into one, smooth chair.


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