Fritz Hansen Celebrates Launch of N01 Chair in Singapore, Designed in Collaboration With Japanese Design Firm Nendo

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8 August 2018, Singapore – W. Atelier, together with The Republic of Fritz Hansen, celebrated launch of the N01 chair in Singapore. The event was held at W. Atelier’s Bukit Timah showroom at a cozy evening reception on 8 August, to 100 guests comprising industry partners and members of the media. Guests were treated to a tranquil Japanese-themed evening with delicious Japanese canapes and refreshing
Japanese beer.

The N01 is a beautiful wooden chair designed by Fritz Hansen, designed in collaboration with Japanese design firm Nendo. Combining the best of Danish and Japanese aesthetics and purity, the N01 embraces the essence of timeless wood craftsmanship. It is meticulously hand-assembled using 23 pieces of wood and veneer from a Belgian family-owned wood manufacturer founded in 1924, and the result is a seamless piece of furniture whose sleek construction belies immense strength and stability. With its gently curved seat and back panel, and a specially designed joint that gave the impression that the shell and the frame were touching each other as little as possible so as to preserve the overall sense of lightness; the N01 is truly a collaborative work of art and construction by Fritz Hansen and Nendo.

Says Gani Atmadiredja, Managing Director of W. Atelier: “We are immensely pleased to unveil the N01 chair here in Singapore. This was a chair that was born out of a synergistic design philosophy between Fritz Hansen and Japanese design studio Nendo, and the result is this stunning piece of artistry: the N01 which looks lightweight but is extremely strong. We are confident that Singapore will appreciate the beauty of the N01, as with all our other highly sought-after iconic chairs in our brand.”

At the end of the night, there was a lucky draw whereby the winner walked away with
the new N01 chair in the colour Black Oak, worth $1,260. N01 is available in three colours, Black Oak, Natural Oak and Beech, with optional seat cushions in fabric or leather. The starting price of the N01 chair is $1,135 and it is now available at W. Atelier.

About The Republic of Fritz Hansen

Republic of Fritz Hansen™ is an exclusive brand with the mission to craft timeless design founded in Denmark in 1872. Fritz Hansen is based in Denmark with showrooms around the world. The Fritz Hansen collection consists of world famous classics and contemporary products. All made in collaboration with leading international designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Pierro Lissoni, Kasper Salto, Jaime Hayon and more to come. We believe that a single piece of furniture can beautify an entire room or building and the mind of the people living or working there. We aim to design beautiful furniture without compromising on comfort. It’s our ambition to become a niche company in the absolute global elite in the field of design, luxury and lifestyle.

About W. Atelier

W. Atelier is a purveyor of luxury home furnishings and accessories in Singapore. This homegrown brand has a history dating back to 1979 when it was first established as the exclusive distributor of TOTO, a household name in sanitary ware and bathroom fixtures. W. Atelier enabled Singapore homeowners to experience innovative Japanese bathroom technology through signature TOTO products such as the Washlet, an electronic toilet seat with a water-cleansing system. Since 2010, W. Atelier rapidly expanded to include an international array of home furnishing products from Italian furniture to German kitchens and Scandinavian furnishings to Spanish lightings. With an eye for detail and design, W. Atelier prides itself as a curator of fine objects that are richly steeped in history and tradition yet timeless and elegant. As such, every addition to W. Atelier’s portfolio is carefully selected, making it possible for customers to own some of the most iconic products in design history – products that have shaped the very history of design and will continue to set trends in time to come, such as the Egg chair from Fritz Hansen and the Sacco easy-chair from Zanotta.

The expansion of W. Atelier’s offerings from the bathroom to the rest of the home is borne of the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen” or continuous improvement. In line with W. Atelier’s commitment to improvement and quality, every brand added to its portfolio is a recognised leader in its respective industry. Ultimately, the wide selection of products from W. Atelier provides consumers with the convenience of furnishing their homes from a single location. To date, W. Atelier proudly carries more than a dozen global brands for a variety of products that include bathroom suites, system kitchens, furniture, lighting, and accessories. By leveraging on over 30 years of experience and carrying such prominent brands, W. Atelier is the expert in
providing friendly advice and top recommendations to suit any customer’s style, be it classic, contemporary or minimalistic.

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