Consisting of just two components, Poiat’s Lavitta Chair is a classic in the making.
POIAT, a Finnish design studio, is led by three main design principles: simplicity, functionality, and lasting quality. Those principles are clearly seen in the minimalist design of the Lavitta Chair. Two pieces of wood with soft curves create a beautiful chair but also a sculptural piece of functional art. The design is free from gimmicks and trends, able to hold its own place in the design world as they adapt and grow with people and time. Good design is so much more than craft and sales targets. Good design needs to be relevant, practical, and beautiful beyond expectation.
This longevity is what will aid in the climate crisis. When the need for fast fossil fuel consuming design is eradicated, so too will the crisis. Now more than ever, the words of Vivienne Westwood are relevant, ‘buy less, choose well, make it last ’.