CB-55 Wedge Side Chair

Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows, 2017


Effortless and light, the Wedge side chair is incredibly elegant, and finds itself in the rare sweet spot which BassamFellows' designs are known for—somewhere in between mid-century and contemporary, harmoniously referencing both time periods to create beautifully innovative designs. A dynamic chair, wedge mixes a visual simplicity with an involved technique. To achieve the angle silhouette that echoes the physicality of a sprinter at the starting blocks, the chair is supported by a pair of back legs that lean at 70 degrees, in contrast to the simple vertical lines at the front. Furthermore, the backrest is a key architectural aspect: cantilevered and supported by thin wooden armrests sculpted to be wider at the front for function and tapered away to as little as possible behind. A testament to BassamFellows' expert craftsmanship, Wedge's construction is more complicated than it appears; to achieve the elements of negative space and lightness desired, a steel support was embedded in the armrest and backrest.

  • Side chair
  • 25.0"w 24.1"d 30.4"h 18.0"sh
  • Frame available in solid walnut, white oak, ash, or ebonizde ash
  • Upholstered seat available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers
  • Made in USA by BassamFellows