Minni Sirelä | Arkki (photo by Chikako Harada)

Photo by Chikako Harada

The starting point for my chair was to design an easy chair from massive wood. We used a material called Effex, which is made of narrow pine lamellas glued together. The chair’s idea was to be more like a sculpture than a mass-produced piece of furniture. My chair started as a cube with one curve and one tilt and evolved into a massive easy chair that has a strong presence both in shape and material.