Normann Copenhagen - Herit Chair

Normann Copenhagen makes chair with foam-filled plastic

Danish furniture brand Normann Copenhagen’s Milan launches include a chair made with a new foam-filled plastic, which allows more sculptural shapes than can normally be achieved with plastic seating.

The Herit chair, short for heritage, has a plastic backrest filled with foam that allows the thickness of the component to vary from 6mm at its narrowest to 35mm at its broadest point. The curve of the backrest sweeps down to form arms that flatten out on either side to a thin rounded tip.

Designer Simon Legald, who is behind much of the brand’s collection, came across a factory in northern Italy that had developed a technique of spraying foam between moulded plastic to achieve greater variations in width. The foam supports the structure from the inside, letting Simon create the deeper, longer curves without the plastic walls giving way.

The backrest comes in black, white, grey, sand or dusty green, and is available with an upholstered seat pad in either British fabric or Danish leather that’s colour-matched to the plastic. For the finish on the oak frame, you can choose between a transparent matte or dark varnish with a smoky look.

Come to Piazza del Tricolore 2 anytime between 11am and 7pm from 17-22 April to see the chair in person, alongside the brand’s Pine and Stock tables that we revealed earlier this month.