by George Gibbens
Slank Occasional Chair
The Slank Occasional Chair draws inspiration from the concept of an open-ended labyrinth and applies it to an episodical context. Each chair is assembled using 176 individually CNC'd pieces of European beech, and takes 3-months to complete.
The chair is constructed from panels that are spaced apart and tensioned together.
The inward curve encourages interconnection and creates a feeling of integration. This slight curve also serves a practical function by making the chair more compatible with the human form.
About George Gibbens
George Gibbens has been described as a mindful innovator. His work intersects with many domains from furniture, high-end goods, technology, architecture and manufacturing.
Born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1993, George grew up on a farm where he learned to use his hands from a young age. He studied, worked, and lived in Pretoria and now resides in Cape Town.
George first exhibited internationally in 2016 when he was invited to showcase his Wasser project (an electricity-free washing machine) for the Global Grad Show part of the Dubai Design Week.
He completed his honours degree in 2017 in industrial design and started work at an architecture firm. In November 2018 he founded a design agency called Undesign which he manages full-time.
George is featured in many publications, articles, and podcasts including interviews with MH.FIND OUT MORE →