Description

Clash 231A chair by Naamanka merges together slim, angular metal legs and a flowingly shaped wooden seat. Designed by Samuli Naamanka in 2000, Clash 231 is a modern classic of Finnish furniture design. Designed for modern homes as well as public spaces, the lightweight all-purpose chair can be piled up straight. The chairs can also be joined together with a simple, integrated row connection. Clash 231 has won several international design awards including FX Award 2003, Prix Mobitex 2004 and ADEX Platinum 2004, and it has been included in the permanent collection of Helsinki Design Museum.

Naamanka’s Clash range was named after its innovative assembly method – the seat and legs are attached together by simply clashing them together. The collection has been manufactured in Finland using old woodworking traditions and modern methods of production.

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Clash 231A chair

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Colour
Ash, chrome
Width
49 cm
Depth
52 cm
Height
81 cm
Seat height
45 cm
Seat material
Ash
Base material
Chrome

Samuli Naamanka

Samuli Naamanka (b. 1969) is a Finnish interior architect and furniture designer whose designs combine old woodcrafting traditions with modern, technical innovations. Naamanka graduated as a Master of Arts from Helsinki’s Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2000, and continued his studies in Denmark's Design School. Besides product and interior design, Naamanka specializes in environmental design and experimenting with new materials and techniques: his master’s thesis led to a patent invention for a Graphic Concrete patterning technology, and in 2010 he won the EcoDesign lighting award with his Biodegradable Roll lamp, which was made of polylactic acid from starch sugar. In 2017 Naamanka founded his own design brand – Naamanka's collections include modern classics of Finnish design, such as the internationally awarded Clash chairs.

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