Master of plastics


Inspired by the human body, Thomas Pedersen from Denmark takes the plastic chair to new heights.

When the Danish designer Thomas Pedersen was about to do his thesis more than 10 years ago, he decided to work with plastics and not wood as his teachers at the Århus School of Architecture thought he should. It was actually the case that the school did not even have a good workshop for plastics, forcing Thomas instead to work in the car park. Unfortunately, some of the plastic items were blown away in the wind and landed on top of the teachers' cars. It could have all ended here, but Thomas endured and Stingray, a rocking chair in a modern design, became a great success. His method of working is still recognised today, always with a personal twist and a heap of courage to challenge conventional truths. This is the case with Deli, a moulded plastic chair for Skandiform, which is one of Kinnarps' brands. The seat is reminiscent of an embracing shell, and Deli works well in both meeting rooms and in cafeterias. The seat underframe is also fitted with a smart solution that makes it easy to stack, making it perfect for conference rooms. “I get inspiration all the time from the human body, which is also shown in Deli's gentle lines. This is a chair that you want to sit in for a long time,” says Thomas.
The underframe is available in a chrome and black or white finish, but also in oak. The chair has been widely acclaimed and has also won the Red Dot Award 2014 Best of the best. One can only agree with the jury's decision.