Hirundo - a wonderful experience with a chair
Inspired by the folk craft of Taiwan and designed with modern language.
Unveil the old peacock chair from the 40's. Redesign, retain and reborn. Awarded with shortlisted at 2017 International Furniture Design Award (IFDA).
Inherit the fusion characters with Taiwanese, Japanese and European from the old chair, Hirundo Chair fits well in all styles of places. With the minimalist design on the back, it presents an open view making it elegantly light and slim.
Light as a Hirundo, elegantly fly to your home
Crafted with slim and curved lines, the S shaped legs soften the atmosphere in a space, tenderly showing both the power and warmth from the wood. We use traditional joints with modern techniques to make Hirundo lighter and durable.
The amended proportion and sizes make it more comfortable to sit at any position and provide a better support on the back. It is designed to be stackable with 4 chairs for storage. With harmonious and relaxed
characters, the appealingly designed Hirundo can be pleasantly stay around anywhere at the entrance, living room or dinning room.
Crafted with curve of fluency and serenity
Every piece of Hirundo chair is carefully handcrafted to present its beautiful line sliding from the top of backrest to the ridge line on each side and eventually join with the refined curved surface on the back legs. Hirundo is not only a chair but also gives you a pleasure sense of tactility that is accomplished by hand.
木種選擇 Choice of Wood
Made with traditional joints and handcrafted with care
We design and make prototypes, and collaborate with a chair factory in Taiwan. Eventually retouch and refine by our hand to ensure every detail and curve is in good shapes and we know you can also feel it.
1990年開始，三年一度的「 IFDA 旭川國際家具設計大賽」，每一屆僅取總件數的前 3% 進入決賽。2017年是 27 周年，也是極具紀念性的第十屆，燕椅從全世界 683 件作品中，成為最終 25 位的入選者。在2017年6月的旭川設計週與同年11 月的日本東京國際家具暨家居用品展展出。 我們一方面感謝IFDA的肯定，一方面也很感動，這次的入選證明了台灣的文化元素一樣能登上世界的舞台，我們從燕椅開始，讓世界一步一步地看見，台灣這塊土地也能誕生出全世界都會愛上的美麗家具。
Shortlisted at 2017 International Furniture Design Award (IFDA)
IFDA is held every three years since 1990. In the year 2017 when it came to its 10th iteration. Hirundo was awarded shortlisted out of 683 competitors from the world and exhibited both in Asahikawa Design Week and Tokyo Interior Lifestyle Living. We appreciate the great honor from IFDA and are proud that Taiwan design could stand out and be seen on the global competition.
More About IFDA http://www.ifda.jp/
燕椅的設計啟發 Inspiration of Hirundo Chair
An old chair that was going to be discarded drove us to keep our culture and memories for Taiwan.
It was at my grandmother's house where I met the old peacock chairs and they were going to be thrown away. 'Those were my mother's dowries and were served as our dinning chairs' my mother said. According to their memories, this type of chairs can be seen in many people's house back in 40's. The designer or the first craftsman who made it was untraceable. It has a name called 'the peacock chair' or 'Fuzhou chair.' There are still few models that was kept well until now. It shows that how the folk cherish their goods and memories.
At the time, when most people are sitting on the square and heavy Min style chairs, a chair with fusion characters with Taiwanese, Japanese and European appeared in the the market. With less material, rounded seat, curve lined legs, it is steady and simple, and light enough to carry around. The peacock chair became one of the most seen furniture at that time.
"Knowing the old chair led our journey to reveal and cultivate our story in Taiwan."
After 12 months design and constantly refinements, a new chair that inherits the old peacock chair released. It is named Hirundo as it represents blessing and happiness with an image of lightness and modern style.