As always, Åke strive to make the chair as light as possible, without compromising comfort and strength. In appearance, Sonat is softer in form. The underside of the seat is perforated and sound absorbent.
The wood is beech because it is strong, hard and firm in structure. It’s a slow-growing tree. It takes about 120 years to mature, whereas birch needs 80 years and pine 60 to finish growing. The longer growth time makes beech dense, hard and strong – important properties, all three of them, in furniture production.