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Nils-Ole Zib gave this chair his initials. Think about it. Something that you name after yourself is something you’re happy with, and quite rightly so in this case. Nils-Ole’s philosophy can be described as a type of orthodox interpretation of ‘less is more’. Excitement, he says, happens when everything non-essential is scaled back to a point where you can’t remove anything else. Nozib proves this point perfectly. It’s comprised of layer glued wooden slats, beautifully arched, perfectly mounted. It’s a sun chair. But it’s equipped to withstand rain and inclement conditions. From the screws that hold the end grain away from the ground, to the curved wood slats that are sealed with a dual component adhesive originally developed for making boats, and the neck pillow made of artificial leather.
A spectacular lounge chair made from 88 meticulously assembled teak parts. The neck cushion is made from water resistant artifi cial leather and can be height adjusted (or removed altogether). It also folds neatly away.
“Good design is not the result of addition, where nothing more can be added; excitement first comes when everything unnecessary has been peeled away, and nothing else can be removed.” The words are Nils-Ole Zib’s, and while they might sound boring, or downright pretentious when yet another designer says he follows the “less is more” principle, Nils-Ole’s furniture really holds to this. Like the Nozib deckchair. And you realise how subjective everything is. In all its total simplicity, it simultaneously works as a sculpture, a shadow play, and a work of art.