The backrest is based on solid wood. It is narrow near the top and thicker further down to provide good support and comfort, no matter how you sit. Additionally, it is arched in the middle to give extra lumbar support and a larger area to lean against. Further along, the arms become narrower and lower, so you can push the chair in under a table. Or hang it by the arms on the tabletop if you need to keep the floor clear.
The four struts have the same shape but are handled differently depending on their position. While the rear and front are straight, the side struts have a gradient. This corresponds to the incline of the seat, only in the opposite direction; a detail that contributes to the chair’s character and makes the construction stronger.
The construction of the frame is similar in a way to its sister the Madonna chair. The rounded ends are one such detail. Mounted over the front legs, this becomes especially apparent. To give the chair a somewhat neater appearance, the ends have been given a slight rounding; a shape that recurs at the end of the arms.
The envelope-weave seat is made by hand from 166 metres of paper-cord twine. This durable material lasts 30 years and develops a lovely patina over time. The actual envelope-weave is somewhat offset to give you the best possible sitting angle, while making the frame more prominent at the front.