(yhf) Dining Chair

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22L 15.5w 28h
baltic birch plywood & walnut veneer
The (yhf) dining chair is a design based on simplicity, sustainability and economy. The inspiration for the dining chair originated from a collaboration project with Jeff Tweedy from the band, Wilco. Several months ago, Jeff and I met to design a chair for the annual Celebrity Chair Auction and we discovered that we both had an affinity for pared down, practical, yet sensual shapes and materials. Our discussions of music and design generated the idea for the minimalist curves and clean lines of the YHF collection.

Sustainable design was another important influence in the YHF collection. After initially exploring sustainability concepts with the (ova) collection, I wanted to delve further into the process of utilizing efficient technology to create useful furniture pieces. The YHF dining chair represents the next step in that process, again using efficient and scrap-minimizing CNC machining, as well as green materials (Baltic Birch, water-based finish) to create functional, beautiful and lasting furniture.

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Sean Scott is a designer whose background is in Industrial Design and the Arts. He received his BA in Industrial Design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since graduating he has worked in several areas of the design industry, and is now exploring his passion for furniture as the Design Director for the Chicago based furniture design firm, Niedermaier. Sean has been able to fully explore many aspects of design at Niedermaier including: furniture, display, store fixtures, interior design, and graphics. Aside from his full time job, Sean is currently establishing his own company, S2 Design, which focuses on consulting and custom furniture design.

"My influences come from the great designers and architects of the 20th century. Some of the greatest works from that era are "timeless", and can still fit in the most modern of settings. To me that is an ultimate goal to strive for. As designers it is our job to create the elements that will carry us into the next millennium."