ZENSO

Design by Formstelle, 2018

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.

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Chair, frame solid, seat and back veneered plywood – Wooden seat, fully uphol­stered seat and wooden back or fully upholstered seat and padded back
CATAS Test EN 1728:2012 Level 2 – extreme

Material:Oak, oak colour stain, American walnut
Surface:Matt lacquered
Dimensions:h 79 cm, w 48.5 cm, d 54 cm | Seating h 46 cm | Upholstered h 47.5 cm

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Furniture Footprint

We calculate the outcome of any specific material assessment using the weight (in percent) of the individual component in a piece of furniture as well as independent ecological balance data and existing certifications. Over 90 % of the environmental impact of a product is determined by the material.

European oak

  1. Life Cycle Assessment, Production
  2. Life Cycle Assessment, Transport
  3. Longevity
  4. Biological reproduction | Recycling material
  5. Potential for circular economic use
  6. Material usable in native state
  7. Socially compatibility

American walnut

  1. Life Cycle Assessment, Production
  2. Life Cycle Assessment, Transport
  3. Longevity
  4. Biological reproduction | Recycling material
  5. Potential for circular economic use
  6. Material usable in native state
  7. Socially compatibility

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 134, Kvadrat

ZENSO BARZENSO LOUNGE

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 154 and 134, Kvadrat

TWIST – roundNOON 1

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Maple 832, Kvadrat

TURNTABLE OVALKIN LONG

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood and fully upholstered seat fabric Melange Nap 491, Kvadrat | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Melange Nap 461, Kvadrat

TURNTABLE OVALNOON 5

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 614, Kvadrat

TURNTABLE OVAL

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 614, Kvadrat

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 614, Kvadrat

TURNTABLE

ZENSO | American walnut, frame solid wood | back rest veneered plywood | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 614, Kvadrat

TURNTABLE

ZENSO | Oak, frame solid wood | Back rest veneered plywood and wooden seat

RAIL SoloRAIL Wall

ZENSO | Oak, frame solid wood | Back rest veneered plywood and wooden seat

ZENSO | Oak, frame solid wood | Back rest veneered plywood and wooden seat | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 134, Kvadrat

ZENSO | Oak, frame solid wood | Back rest veneered plywood and wooden seat | Back rest with padded back and fully upholstered seat fabric Canvas 2 134 and 154, Kvadrat

TURNTABLENOON 3

Ensõ – the expression of the moment

The expressive wooden frame incorporates two floating circles, the seat and back of the chair. Actually, the family of chairs should have been called Ensõ. The round circles follow the motif of the Ensõ, a symbol in Japanese calligraphy.

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Formstelle

The office was founded in 2001 by Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner. We work on design tasks in the field of product design and corporate identity and interior design.

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