Ash: Needs expert configuration for the best overall appearance - standard ash frames and heartwood ash surfaces on request, surface treatment with colorless natural oil to prevent discoloration
European Oak: Surface treatment with colorless natural oil to prevent discoloration
North American Black Cherry: easy to work with because of its straight growth and homogeneous structure enables an extremely smooth surface, surface treatment with natural oils and waxes
North American Walnut: Careful selection and woodworking necessary, surface treatment with natural oils and waxes
With ZENSO, the designer duo Formstelle has developed a family of chairs of sculptural character. Actually, the family of chairs should have been called „Enso“. The round circles follow the motif of the Ensõ, a symbol in Japanese calligraphy: Although the Ensõ is actually a symbol and not a letter, it is one of the most common drawings in Japanese calligraphy. It symbolizes enlightenment and elegance, the universe and the void, but also symbolises Japanese aesthetics in itself. As an “expression of the moment".
The expressive wooden frame incorporates two floating circles, the seat and the back of the chair. The frame consists of solid wood, the seat and back shell are made of moulded wood and can be upholstered. The seat upholstery is always fully upholstered, the back shell with and attached cushion. ZENSO is available with either a wooden seat and back shell, with an upholstered seat and back shell or with an upholstered seat and wooden back shell.