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Josef Frank was inspired by the material world of East Asia and made use of rattan, bamboo and other materials, which recur in a number of his designs. It is not only the Oriental accents that are typical of Josef Frank’s choice of material, but also the light weight. He believed that a dining chair should be light enough to lift with just a finger and that the user should be able to easily place and move the chair around the room. Chair 2025 has a latticed back so it doesn’t affect a room by putting up extra dividing barriers. Instead the chair makes a room feel spacious.
Josef Frank wrote about the design of the chairs in Obs! Magazine in 1954: “Anyone who sees a chair simply as a piece of furniture to sit on, will always sit uncomfortably. […] I personally never sit on a chair that is designed for just one position. I want the possibility of sitting in different ways for different occasions and at different times of the day.”