The French student designer Florian Dasras has created the Leno chair during his graduation from LISAA Rennes. It’s a simple-looking wooden chair featuring a minimalist design but with hidden comforting features. The seat and back are fitted out with a system of textile straps, adding a slight flexibility to the structure.
At first sight it looks rigid, but the bending wooden planks attached to the seat and backrest adds comfort to the chair design. You must be wondering, how could hard wooden planks be comfortable? Well, these wooden planks are attached to a flexible textile strap that provides flexibility to the user while sitting. The elastic strap stretches the seating area and the backrest to provide the optimal comfort to user, whether a child or an adult.
As you stretch out your body on the chair, the strap automatically stretches to a certain level to create a comfy sitting posture. If one adds cushions to the chair, it becomes even more comfortable to read, watch television or sip a cup of coffee.
No one can figure out that this hardwood chair can be so comfortable without using any cushions or bean bags. Dasras has done a great job with the Leno chair, which is beyond imagination until now. It was also showcased at the Paris Design Week 2015.