The 1.3 Chair, designed by Kihyun Kim for Zeitraum, is a compact and lightweight chair made in solid oak or American walnut. The thin profile of the seat and back rest and the distinctive cross brace support of the frame provide the impression that the chair is floating on air. In fact, the original prototype of the chair, which was made in balsam wood, weighed only 1.3 kg, hence the name. The compact frame, small footprint and elegant simplicity of the 1.3 Chair makes it ideal for use in busy spaces such as cafes and restaurants and also in small living spaces at home. The chair is part of the 1.3 Collection which comprises a Chair, a Bar Stool High and a Bar Stool Low.
The 1.3 Chair is available in solid oak or American walnut, please make your selection in the options below. In addition the oak version of the chair can also be stained in 11 different colours, with the possibility of the seat and frame being stained in different colours. The seat of the chair can also be upholstered in fabric or leather. Please contact us for more information on these options.
Born in South Korea in 1979, Kihyun Kim studied Design Product at the Royal College of Art in London and graduated in 2011. As part of his graduation project he designed the 1.3 Chair, which was nominated for the Design of the Year award by the Design Museum of London in 2012. He has been working independently since then, specialising in industrial design across furniture, electronic products and living accessories. His design ethos is based on continuously exploring and embracing new types of materials, shapes and technologies, with a constant eye on simplicity.
Zeitraum was founded in Wolfratshausen near Munich in 1990, specialising in solid wood furniture with emphasis on sustainability and contemporary design. Zeitraum products are characterised by sleek, minimalist designs, attention to detail and exceptional quality. Their chairs, tables, beds and other collections can be found in high-end residential projects as well as commercial spaces such as hotels and restaurants around the world.
- Design: Kihyun Kim
- Dimensions: W 40 x D 44 x H 79 x SH 47 cm
- Material: frame and seat in solid oak or American walnut
- Finish: natural wood colours - wood surfaces impregnated with natural resin oils and waxes applied by hand
- Wood Sources: oak - northern Bavaria in Germany, American walnut - Missouri in the USA
- Certification: CATAS Test EN 1728:2012 Level 2 – extreme
- Origin: made in Germany
- Delivery: 2 - 4 weeks
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