Blackened Steel, Solid Wood "Steel Chair" Hand-Shaped, Walnut, Charred Ash

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About

This chair evokes a feeling of solidity, weight and forward movement. Notable features are the "negative back" where the backrest appears to float. Ergonomically-friendly features including hand-shaped back, arms and scooped seat. Each piece is unique due to the shaping process. Resting on a hand-blackened steel frame the piece is finished with oil to achieve its rich texture. Solid walnut or Shou-sugi-ban Ash (Ash that has been charred by flame to achieve unique texture) are notable options.

This is a bespoke piece, custom dimensions, materials, colors and finishes (both interior and exterior) can be accommodated. Please inquire for pricing.

All Stefan Rurak studio pieces are designed and handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York.

Customization Options

Custom sizes available Stone options available Oak, Ash, Cedar, Redwood, Maple, Sapele and exotics offered Oil or lacquer Painted finish option

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. This piece is made to order.
  • Dimensions
    36 in. H x 22 in. W x 20 in. D
    91 cm H x 56 cm W x 51 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Number of Items
    10
  • Reference Number
    LU215535982973

About the Maker

Stefan Rurak Studio's furniture defies conventional boundaries. Founded by the artist Stefan Rurak, his is a Brooklyn-based atelier that merges modern conceptual design with time-honored craftsmanship. The results are evocative, one-of-a-kind, furniture and accessories that are built to span generations. The Studio specializes in bespoke services for private clients and releases collections in boutique limited editions. By collaborating with the distinctive and profound properties of materials such as concrete, steel and wood, Stefan Rurak Studio is able to craft furniture that transcends utilitarian ends, and becomes art. Stefan Rurak faked his own death on the French Riviera, renovated gilded-age hotels in Poland, and was questioned by the FBI over a misunderstood piece of performance art, all long before crafting furniture. It was Stefan’s fascination with Zen Buddhism, and the powerful parallels he found in the act of woodworking, that eventually drove him to apprentice under one of New York City’s most respected custom woodworkers. Stefan Rurak founded the Studio based on the vision that furniture can not only fulfill functional needs but also have the expressive power of fine art.
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2016

Typical response time: 4 hours

Located in Brooklyn, NY

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