Stephen Burks Ahnda Armchair
  • Stephen Burks Ahnda Armchair
  • Stephen Burks Ahnda Armchair
With characteristic thoughtfulness, Burks has conceived AHNDA as a place “in between”, a collection that resists categories while embracing luxurious comfort, inimitable hand craftsmanship, advanced materials research and a spirit of openness, inclusiveness and pluralism.
Perhaps most striking to the eye, however, is AHNDA’s clearly articulated structure, visible through what Burks describes as a ‘transparent upholstery’ of woven textile cords. To achieve the effect, Burks worked closely with DEDON’s master weavers, immersing himself in the Philippine’s rich weaving culture.The cords from which ANDHA is woven have a luxuriously soft, sophisticated feel. Ideally suited for indoors as well as out, they are but the latest result of the company’s ongoing materials research with Burks, which began with his award-winning DALA collection.The textural legibility of the cords, each woven from two distinct, differently-hued yarns for a subtle melange effect, echoes the textural legibility of the furniture itself.

Cosy cushions in a choice of the fine fabrics, meanwhile, create a playful, pillowy contrast to ANDHA’s open, almost diaphanous weave.Burks designed the AHNDA lounge chair, available in high- and low-back versions, for a range of activity. Based on a circle, it’s perfect for curling up, lying across or sitting back in, feet on the ottoman. The posture is inclined enough for relaxation, upright enough for conversation and connection to others.

Stephen Burks