Custom Pressed Back – Cafe Chairs
These are contemporary pressed back chairs (made in 2014), but wait, what’s a pressed back chair?
“…In the very late 1800s along came a process that could produce elaborate designs on chair parts for a cost of next to nothing. It even had a lot of people thinking it was hand carved. The process? The steel die stamp. A design with sharp edges was etched into a metal plate. That plate was mounted on a roller and under great pressure was passed over a waiting chair crest rail that had been precut to shape and steam-bent to match the curve on the roller. The result was a perfect impression of the etching that was literally pressed into the wood, giving the effect of a three-dimensional carving. Thus began the great era of the “press back” chair in American furniture”. Fred Taylor – Worth Point
Pressing wood is just begging to be given a new and contemporary image, an image that is far removed from traditional graphic design and instead adopting a contemporary asymmetric, geometric and colourful aesthetic.
Made in Melbourne, Australia by Noddy Boffin