Frond Desk Chair
Due to the special nature of made-to-order batch production, preorders cannot be canceled.
Crisp lines blend with soft curves for a supportive, form-fitting work chair.
Tested repeatedly in ergonomic studies for long-lasting comfort.
White ash wood
Sustainably harvested, AA-grade, flat-sawn ash veneer flows atop the shell curvature.
Italian-made aluminum swivel base, featuring Moebius castors by Philippe Starck.
Only a year after founding the Tokyo studio, Design for Industry, Daisuke Kitagawa was selected by The New York Times as one of most exciting new designers at the annual Salone Del Mobile in Milan. He has since received a bevy of awards, including the prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award, and gained recognition for his pure, scrupulously executed work.
— R&D Log
August 24, 2021
Final Frond, finished in Ink Black.
May 13, 2021
Prototype approved. Chair shells will begin production with ash veneer.
May 6, 2021
All-day sit test report:
Waterfall edge prevents poor circulation in legs.
Ergonomic shaping of seat provides comfortable sit throughout day.
Backrest angle more relaxed than upright.
Backrest height and shaping provide good support.
May 5, 2021
Prototype report on base:
Rotation of mounting plate is controlled and smooth.
Mounting plate and leg quality is high, finish is even and has a good weight.
Castors are controlled in their movement.
April 2, 2021
Full-scale cardboard prototype by Daisuke Kitagawa for conducting ergonomic studies.
January 13, 2021
Round 5 designs are in. Curve toward front of seat lets thigh bottoms breathe so circulation isn’t cut off.
December 2, 2020
Round 4 designs received. Shell curve running from side to side encases sitters so they feel secure.
July 17, 2020
Round 2 designs received. Shell curve running top to bottom provides lumbar support.
19.5” × 20.7” × 31.8”
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