Valserliege by Time&Style

BRAND Time&Style
DESIGNER Peter Zumthor
Time&Style presents Valserliege by architect Peter Zumthor. The chaise longue was designed for a spa complex in the Swiss valley of Vals, Therme Vals, built of stacked layers of local stone. The original chair profile is made of laminated wood, arranged at equal interval, softly curved to fit the human body, and lifted into the air by slender metal legs. Lying down on the Chaise longue creates the feeling of floating in the air. To produce this chair in Japan, Time&Style decided to make the wooden frame using the traditional steam bending technique instead of the original laminated wood. In a process practiced for a hundred years, the wood is steamed at a high temperature and then bent into a metal mold. This technique does not waste any wood. The wood is taken out of a hot kiln and bent along its grain within five minutes before it quickly hardens. The bentwood dried in the mold shows a beautiful curve as if it has always been that way. Using solid wood makes the product durable to be cherished for a long time.