Bai Chair
Ander Lizaso Monday 24 Mar 2014

The Bai chair, designed by Ander Lizaso for Ondarreta, is an example of the resurgence of iconic Scandinavian aesthetics. It combines classic and contemporary features, a leitmotif of the young Spanish designer. The seat morphology itself has been inspired by classic mid-century Scandinavian designs, with Eero Saarinen being one of the biggest inspirations for Lizaso.

The Bai chair has a wooden structure in which an upholstered body is settled. The structure plays with crossed legs that extend to subtle, curved armrests. Its geometry is a combination of concave and convex, gathering underneath the user and providing a gentle and comfortable seat for them. Its soft aqua colour is in perfect balance with the natural wood frame. The name itself (Bai) means ‘yes' in the Basque language, where Lizaso is from.

The chair is being produced by Ondarreta, a company named after one of the three beaches that surround the bay of the city of San Sebastián. Here a woodworking shop began a family history dedicated to the design and manufacture of furniture. Their pieces are timeless, with a commitment to versatility, character, style and design as differentiating values, which can be seen in Lizaso's chair.