Otto chair by Alejandro Villarreal for Hayche

Dezeen Showroom: designed by Hayche founder and creative director Alejandro Villarreal, the Otto chair combines the warmth of formed plywood with a minimal metal frame.

Hayche describes Otto as “playful and sophisticated”, with a metal connector on the armrest that makes for a unique aesthetic detail.

Otto chair by Alejandro Villareal for Hayche in white and oak
The Otto chair has a steel frame with a connector feature on the armrest

“The Otto armchair was conceived as a light and stackable chair that blends the warmth and soft curvature of the plywood with a simple, rational and clean metal frame,” said Villarreal.

“The main detail of the chair is the connection point between both components. After more than seven iterations, we came up with a subtle yet structurally strong solution.”

Otto chair by Alejandro Villareal for Hayche in walnut and black
The seat is made of plywood with either an oak or walnut veneer

Otto’s steel frame is powder-coated using low-VOC paint in white or black, while and the backrest and seat are finished in either an FSC-certified oak or walnut veneer.

The product was designed with a cradle-to-cradle philosophy in mind, so it is easy to disassemble for repairs or recycling.

Product: Otto
Designer: Alejandro Villarreal
Brand: Hayche

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