The Garneau Chair is a collaborative project exploring the combination of old and new. Classical and modern influences are exemplified in both styling and construction techniques. Capitalizing on the strength of carbon fibre, the joints, seat and backrest employ this modern material—reducing weight and simplifying the chair’s form. The remaining sections are composed of hard maple, allowing for soft curves and giving a traditional look to the supporting elements of the chair. The juxtaposition of the two elements create a modern and lightweight interpretation of a classical writing chair.