Designer Haldane Martin has taken an existing chair typology and manufacturing technique and gently evolved it to create the Sim-Ply Collection. The result is well-considered, balanced chairs that are beautiful, comfortable, well made, economical, eco-friendly, on trend, locally manufactured and available in customer-specific bespoke finish options.
The Sim-Ply name is derived from the simple curved plywood seats and backs. The chair collection is visually distinctive for its simple rounded forms, cute proportions, friendly finishes and an unusually wide backrest that hugs the sitter.
The collection is made up of a dining chair, a lounge chair, and barstools at two different heights.
The seats and backs are made from moulded Ash veneered birch plywood, with an optional upholstered pad for additional comfort. The cross frame and legs are made from solid Ash, and the chair is assembled with stainless steel hardware.
The upholstered pads are available in a selection of velvets, felts, prints and leathers, and the wood components are available in natural Ash and a selection of colour spray finishes.
Interior trade customers can supply their own fabrics and specify their own spray finishes with Dulux colour codes.
Launched Design Joburg 2017.