A Modern Shaker Chair
The F chair is a contemporary shaker chair based on the virtues of traditional craft. It carries on the folksy simplicity and honesty of the archetypical shaker chair, but with a modern comfort and a clean- cut, geometrical and minimalistic appearance.
Danish furniture artist/designer Rasmus Bækkel Fex and Brdr. Krüger have reinterpreted the design of the shaker chair in a close cooperation and shared aspiration to explore archetypes and materials with an open mind.
The outcome is a modern ascetic take on tradition, where wooden craftsmanship and woodturning skills are contrasted with a seat constructed from industrial polyester webbing or natural paper cord, hand-weaved to create a bespoke geometrical pattern. The seat changes character as it reflects the surrounding light while the embracing wooden backrest invites you to sit down and enjoy the chair for its simplest function and comfort.
Rasmus Bækkel Fex
While the F chair has found its final expression in the workshop of Brdr. Krüger, the design originates from an artistic exhibition in Milan in 2013, where Rasmus Bækkel Fex was invited to participate in the Danish Mindcraft exhibition showcasing experimental and innovative works. Fex’ contribution arose from a sheer fascination with the simple, traditional shaker chair.
“I work in the borderland between art and design, form and function, and Jonas recognised the values and philosophy of Brdr. Krüger in my aspiration to explore archetypes and materials with an open mind. Together we have reinterpreted the design of the shaker chair, balancing tradition and modernity, and turning a conceptual artwork into a comfortable, usable chair. The F chair is a celebration of old crafts. It is born from innumerable prototypes and hands-on work at Brdr. Krüger’s workshop, where we fine-tuned the simple construction to gain the right expression and feel.”