Serener’s compact, lightweight Wendela barstool gorgeously unites materials and manufacturing techniques of different eras. The beech seat is created from a mold originally produced in the 1950s. It sits upon a contemporary aluminum base. Meanwhile, the visible connection between the seat and base references joinery used by carpenters for centuries. Anyone who has tried a Wendela will tell you that it is exceptionally comfortable. It’s made from molded layers of beech, an approach that simultaneously gives the seat flexibility and support.
Christoph Seyferth, the visionary behind Serener, believes that good design must come from big egos. His products are humane and functional, designed for everyday use. Seyferth’s diverse background spans fine arts, carpentry, architecture, and interior design, as well as furniture design. He has done everything from build his own house to design eyewear for Adidas. Seyferth’s work has a certain timeless quality, referencing the integrity of thoughtful craftsmanship and celebrating the essence of pure materials like stone, leather, and steel.
Each Functionals collection share a bold aesthetic, commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail: they are made to last, so they are made well. Components are made in small, but highly specialised factories in Europe and Asia and many are finished by hand. Much of the assembling and all the shipping are done in the Dutch town of Goirle. Functionals has been launched as a webshop in 2009, the collection has then grown to include tables, seats, lights, tableware, and accessories, expanding across Europe and beyond.
The Wendela is part of the Functionals collection of marvellous furniture and accessories.
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