Nosfurniture - Wabi lounge chair

Japanese aesthetics inspire minimalist lounge chair

Ancient Japanese principles of imperfect beauty inspired Brazilian designer Guillerme Torres to create this lounge chair using sharp wooden angles contrasted with soft upholstered shapes.

Guillerme designed the chair for his own brand Nosfurniture, and named it Wabi after the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which finds beauty in contrast and imperfection. The Wabi chair sits low to the ground on an angular beech frame, which slopes down towards the back then shoots up sharply to support the backrest.

There’s an upholstered bolster fixed to the backrest and the plump seat cushion is a softly rounded square. This combination of cushioned upholstery with a hard, angular frame creates an irregular arrangement of opposing shapes that come together in a minimalist, clean outline.

You can choose between a natural or darker ebonised finish for the beech frame and the seat is available with fabric or leather upholstery.

Guillerme founded Nosfurniture with architect Larissa Vanzo, who is also Brazilian. Guillerme designs most of the brand’s furniture himself.