seating natavintage

Published on April 27th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


anatomic factory’s nata vintage chair

presenting the first “designer” hack. AnAtomicFactory sent me this ikea stefan chair hack, which they call nata vintage.

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the italian on the site reads: “nata vintage stems from a reflection on the eternal return of the ‘old’ as a recurrent tendency of the market. new objects are created, not only with the idea of reproducing old styles, but also of simulating imperfections, the wear and tear of the materials, due to the passing of time: the new is already born old. therefore lets make a provocation: what better way to sell a vintage chair than to borrow a walking stick (stereotype of the old) and to replace it to a leg of the chair?”

i have no idea about all that but i do like how it looks. link.

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4 Responses to anatomic factory’s nata vintage chair

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. 阿肯blog says:

    Dear IKEA Hacker,

    I’m a Ph.D. student of Taiwan University of Technology.
    Due to academic researches in my doctoral study, I’d like take this pictures of chair as example in my papers about exploring and measuring product’s contradictory semantics.
    Could I have permission to use this chair pictures excerpts on my paper?
    The credit will read: Picture with permission from IKEAHecker (

    I’m looking forward to receiving your favorable permission at your earliest convenience.

    Wei-Ken Hung
    email:[email protected]

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic and puts one in mind of Magritte

    Ceci n’est pas une chaise…;)!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Really cool.
    I also like the way they have removed some of the bits of the original chair, like the bar that connects the legs. I wonder if it still is sturdy enoguh to sit on or if it’s just meant to be pretty. I must try to build a chair like that (minus the stick) cause I really liked the modern look of it.

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