New from Resident: Pier Collection by Leonard Kadid

Inspired by the iconic Santa Monica Pier and made entirely from solid oak, this collection is designed to stand the test of time. Both the Pier Chair and Stool are composed using only mortise and tenon joints, allowing the wood fibres to run continuously throughout, gifting the piece sustained durability.

New Zealand design company Resident, in collaboration with French designer Leonard Kadid, have this week released the Pier collection of solid oak Chairs and Stools.

The Pier items are simple, elegant, and designed with the intent to cast a sculptural silhouette upon any commercial or domestic interior.

“The essential presence of the Pier collection aims to make timeless pieces of furniture that will fit into any kind of architecture”, explains Leonard. Inspired by the large pier structures of Santa Monica, California, the Pier collection encompasses the same notions of everlasting construction.

“These primitive simple Pier structures made with round wooden pillars and built to endure the difficult conditions of the ocean, left a very big impression on me”

Piers straight cylindrical elements guide the entire geometry of the collection, and the arrangement of components is informed by the tenon and mortise joins, which are used in classical Japanese architecture.

“The tenon and mortise joints are continuous from the leg, through the seat, and then up through the backrest, ensuring a strong and durable connection”

Utilising Residents technical innovation and manufacturing expertise, the solid oak seat and backrest are precisely carved using a CNC milling machine, gifting the user a comfortable situation for sitting.

On the stools, the footrest ensures lateral bracing, whilst the continuous foot take care of the longitudinal bracing and ensure the stack-ability of the piece.

“It is quite unique to have a barstool that can stack, so we hope that this feature can bring additional value for commercial applications”

All Pier Items are available for pre-order now from:

Easily stackable, Pier Chair suits a range of domestic and commercial interiors. Shop now >
Pier Stool is available in two heights to compliment a bar or bench top. Shop now >
The Pier collection was previewed by webinar to a special invite only audience on September 8th. To watch the replay of the webinar click here >

6 SKU’s in the collection including: Dining chair, Stools in Counter (650mm) and Bar (750mm) heights Available in a Natural lacquer or Black Stain

Stock available: UK & Europe – 8th September, USA – December 1st, Australia and New Zealand – December 1st