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This is a contemporary chair that was made using traditional material of birchbark, a natural material that has many good characteristics. It is flexible, soft, water-repellent, antibacterial, breathable, durable, and strong. It was designed by Anastasiya Koshcheeva to reinterpret an age-old tradition into a modern processing. Sibirjak comes in two different type of furniture, a chair and an ottoman. The birchbark material is used as the seats. It was bound together by a bold orange string that also creates an impression of modern and contemporary design. More description by Anastasiya Koshcheeva:

Sibirjak is a contemporary lounge chair made of birchbark. The fascinating natural material is not only flexible, soft, water-repellent and antibacterial, but also breathable, durable and strong. Despite these unique characteristics, it gets gradually forgotten. In response, Sibirjak deals with the question of how to reinterpret an age-old tradition and also how to make the conventional handcraft up-to-date.

The chair and ottoman combination emphasizes the material aesthetics, combining traditional skills with modern processing. The horizontal alignment of the bark underlines the leather-like properties of the material, is welcoming and offers a wide comfortable seat. The textile details and the reduced geometric frame form a strong contrast to the natural birchbark.

Sibirjak differs strongly from the conventional folkloric context and at the same time invigorates the traditional handcraft by showing new possibilities in a contemporary context.

Dimensions (Chair): W 70 x D 45 x H 36/70 cm
Dimensions (Ottoman): W 70 x D 40 x H 36 cm

Tags: furniture collection, Modern Chair Design, traditional chair material,