We visit the Bouroullec brothers' studio in Belleville, France, and discuss the process behind their designs. "All our projects are site-specific, created for a particular company," Erwan Bouroullec said. "All have their own logic and character—none are a copy-and-paste of something else. They generate from a simple question: how do you build this, how do you use this?" Shown, the Osso chair’s different parts. Image courtesy of Studio Bouroullec.
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The Österlen chair is named for the area in southern Sweden in which it was built. Sempé, a southerner herself, used typical bentwood techniques to craft the piece, which features U-shaped cuts in the legs and back. Chair available in ash, stain or lacquer, with a veneer seat.