Five lines and a circle – the human body can be as simple as a child's drawing. Inspired by the same simplicity, Jesse Sanderson has designed Memento, a chair in its purest form which consists of two rectangles of leather mounted on a metal frame. The backrest is fixed with a leather strap and buckle, while the thick saddle leather is ecologically tanned and purposely displays scars and insect bites of a Transylvania animal’s skin.
With a sturdy oak school chair from the 1950’s in mind, Sanderson takes us back to his childhood where he recalls how he repeatedly balanced on the hind legs of that exact chair. His longing for simplicity derives from Calvinistic times of frugality, thrift and perseverance. Nostalgia enables him to take a step back in our ‘fast forward’ world. By applying traditional craftsmanship and expressing his personal view, Sanderson designs intelligent yet simple hearted objects.
Design by Jesse Sanderson
Steel and leather
Steel available in matt black powder coat or transparent powder coat - leather available in matt black, classic brown , moss green or light grey
Wdstck is an Amsterdam based brand offering art and design from a collective of artists and designers. Most objects are available in limited editions and are provided with a certificate of authenticity.