Jorg Boner's new armchair design for Swiss company Wogg is an upholstered piece with great personality. What makes Wogg 42 truly unique is upholstery that is completely independent from the structure, dressing it as if it were an ultra-modern kimono or a fashionable coat.
Two pieces of technical fabric and a soft padding are welded together by using a high frequency technique. The resulting subtly padded upholstery is then folded into a three-dimensional surface that covers the chair's functional areas, providing the needed comfort.
The geometrical quilt scheme of the upholstery reveals the folding lines, guiding the process and leading to the final form. The flexible textile cover is then snapped to the solid wood frame with standard press-studs.
The designer has created a refreshing upholstered chair, but has also innovated the manufacturing process by simplifying the production steps and assembly as well as enhanced the possibilities for varied product expressions thanks to the use of different materials, colours and prints.
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