Form Us With Love recently designed Odger, a click-lock assembly chair in wood-polypropylene, made in collaboration with IKEA. Odger echoes the mantra of a democratic and intuitive industrial design where form, function, price, quality and sustainability come together in a product.
The chair features a distinct buckle inspired construction, injection moulded using 30/70 post-industrial, recycled, wood-plastic composite-a chair, made with non-virgin materials and a no-screw assembly, available in blue, white and brown.
Despite being made of a sustainably sourced material, Odger does something unusual - a click-securing the assembly of chair's shell seat and leg section using two handles. This configuration alters the way we think about putting a chair together, mimicking the behaviour of turning water hose key or closing a baking tray.
"The brief for the chair was very much concentrated on the reclaimed wood-plastic and its properties, but the economy of the transport-having to tackle the separation and assembly of shell and legs-became an equally important departure for us," explained John Löfgren, Creative Director at Form Us With Love. "When you open the box of the Odger chair, there are only four pieces in it; the seat of the chair, the frame and the two handles. There is a manual how to do it, but the way to assemble the chair is so intuitive you don ́t really need it."