Hole chair (Chaise Hole) 1999
Bodywork painted aluminium
420 x 440 x 770 mm
"The « Hole Chair » was also designed for Cappellini. First, the aluminium sheets are cut out by laser, then stamped and folded. This laser cutting produces two-dimensional elements that are the flat versions of the feet, the seat and the back. At the level of the seat, the stamping creates a slight
hollow, and for the back it creates a protruding lip over the rim of the window. The folding lifts the back, and also serves to shape the feet. Each fold and stamp is structural, reinforcing, line by line, what started out simply as a featureless metal sheet. Finally the seat is soldered and painted."
Extracts from the book “ Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec” released by Phaidon in 2003.