Swedish designer Fredrik Paulsen has created the new “Chair One” for his Stockholm-based brand Joy Objects on the occasion of Stockholm Design Week earlier this year and now recently re-released in a limited edition for Très Bien, timed with the label’s revamped space in London’s Soho.
Paulsen crafted the new chairs from aluminum and medium-density fibreboard, dismissing the typical Scandinavian minimalism to favor maximalist color combinations.
The series is made up of three chair designs and boasts colorful hues that can be used in a variety of locations and environments, from the living room to the dining room.
They feature bright colors throughout the series with unique color combinations of baby blue/royal blue, mustard/pink, and red/pink.
For his collaboration with Très Bien, he splashed the seat in Snow white and Chartreuse yellow.
Paulsen’s exclusive, but yet playful approach to design, is wrapped up into a beautiful mixture of minimalism and maximalism with a squeeze of brutalism—while at times using a vibrant color palette, that gives off psychedelic vibes.
About the new Chair One collection, Paulsen believes that color inclusion was necessary, stating that “Furniture is something we all live with; and like life, I want the furniture to be fun and colorful.”
Every Chair One is also designed to be sensitive to a Scandinavian design language in that each chair is carefully crafted, emphasizing the importance that good design should be accessible to the widest audience possible.
Project: Chair One
Designers: Joy Objects AB
Lead Designer: Fredrik Paulsen
Manufacturer: Joy Objects AB