Strain Chair | © By Simon Morasi Piperčić
Strain and Unstrain are like twins in the Strain collection but convey their own typology. Both chairs have a universal flair with their ergonomic design of a solid wood seat that can be additionally upholstered with leather or fabrics for superior comfort. They create the perfect solution for interior residential or public spaces.
The ‘strain’ theme continues in the solid wood and ergonomically shaped saddle-like seat of a barstool, thus offering various ways of dynamic seating. Visually light and uncustomarily slender, the collection further consists of tables of various heights and finishes, and two newcomer chairs – Strain and Unstrain. Similar in even more simplified Strain form, their difference lies in the key family feature of intertwisting leg junctions. While Strain retains the twist, which provides the necessary construction stiffness, Unstrain releases it, resulting in the a contemporary interpretation of the 1950s universal chair, which is easily stackable.
The Strain collection’s distinctive character evolves from the highly strained materials. However, the leg junctions are the main signature of its design language, achieved through the intertwined steel tubes which basically harden the whole construction. The easy chair, the collection’s founding product, enhances this concept throughout its form, created by tightly stretched leather over the metal seat shell. Its remarkable comfort is down to the material’s elasticity, which has additional support from the lumbar cushion. The Strain collection’s aesthetic results from the fusion of high-end technology and refined craftsmanship.
- Seat solid wood / solid wood + cushion / upholstered seat
- Backrest solid wood + high quality oil / lacquer
- Base metal tube Ø 16 + powder coated matte
+ Strain Chair
+ Strain Chair with Cushion
+ Strain Chair with Upholstered Seat
Standard Color / Finish Options
+ Strain Chair Wood Options
Lead time for Tinker Chair orders is 5-7 weeks.
Simon Morasi Piperčić
Established in ’13, Simon Morasi Piperčić is a Zagreb-based design office that works on various projects ranging from furniture and spatial design to site-specific installations, art direction, and design consultancy.
The distinctive identity of the studio lies in the intercultural space between elitism and egalitarianism, exclusivity and inclusiveness, avant-garde experiments and highly marketable products, which has helped the team to successfully build a specific position easily recognizable in the global professional context.
The office has been granted with some of the most highly considered awards - German Design Award in 2017, Red Dot in ’13 and ’15 and Interior Innovation award in ’15. In ’14, they were a part of the team that designed Croatian pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale. Their work was published in several renowned magazines (Dezeen, Domus, Frame, Designboom etc.) and exhibited worldwide.