The chairs were sand-blasted and wax-finished, and now, the surface almost looks like coal. After being sanded down and finished with ferrous sulphate and matt soap, the tables have acquired a beautiful grey color, as if they had been standing on the beach, weathered by the elements.
The chairs from the main dining room of noma stand apart from Niels O. Møller’s classic design with a custom finish that is luxurious and rustic all at once. This unique look for noma was achieved through a multi-step process that included smoking and sandblasting the chairs before manually applying color and wax. Aside from the visual appearance, this treatment also gives the chairs a tactile quality that inspires contemplation of the material – oak, a species of tree native to Denmark.