Embodied in this chair is a journey to become a well-rounded designer.
From Architecture school comes an approach to design following the Vitruvian Virtues of Architecture: Utilitas, Firmitas, Venustas. The principle states that design should keep a balance between durability, utility and beauty.
From Design school comes a newly found appreciation for materials and manufacturing processes; in particular the meticulous craft of woodworking.
Wood is a natural material made stronger through the use of joinery. The honesty of the naked material and the structural properties of its joints are meant to be celebrated in Junta (the Spanish word for joint).
Junta was designed to withstand the test of time with three types of hard wood chosen by preference and local availability.
Its parts are attached through wood joinery and a brass fastener, which introduces another material texture to the design.
With a timeless contour and the use of versatile materials, the chair can be incorporated in spaces with any design style. Junta will live in homes, passed on through generations.
Junta fits comfortably in a number of environments, it accommodates daily life in solo and sharing activities. Place it in front of a desk to study or work, a table to share a meal, in the living room to enjoy the company of others, or next to a window to devour a book.
Wood in itself is an attractive material and the contrasting hues of its joints play upon it. Junta encompases a careful harmony between its durability, utility and beauty.