Jul 05, 2022 / Furniture
Tacta Chair by John Pawson

Tacta Chair is a minimal chair created by London-based designer John Pawson for Passoni. The Tacta chair is the outcome of close and sustained dialogue with Tommaso Passoni. The design draws on their skill in shaping timber and reflects the strength of their engagement and their willingness to be flexible throughout the creative process. The Tacta’s distinctive profile developed out of the idea of extending the legs as two sinuous lines of timber that touch and separate to form the arms and backrest, creating an elegant sculptural form that is both comfortable and visually refined. From this simple strategy has emerged a chair that feels unequivocally modern, but also speaks quietly of its antecedents in Thonet’s bentwood chairs and the organic lines of Danish midcentury furniture.