Contemporary wooden chair with armrests
BRANCA by Sam Hecht
Like wooden branches on a tree, Branca is a chair
that is familiar to the eye. We accept that branches
support the joints of twigs and leaves at different
points that may seem random but are all intentional.
With Branca, its back leg supports the critical joints
of the armrest, the seat and the back, and is made
from a single piece of wood produced robotically.
The joints are seen as but a part of the seamless
nature of the chair and its simple outline belies the
complexity of production. With no question, Branca
had to hold all of the functional attributes we
expect a chair to have in a modern condition - to be
comfortable; to have armrests; to fit under a table;
to be light enough to carry; and to stack for easy
Branca is inspired by wooden branches that turn,
twist, meet and branch off. The result is comfort to
the eye, to the body and to the hand.