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Size Chart

Women
  • INT XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest
    (cm)
    74
    to
    77
    78
    to
    81
    82
    to
    85
    86
    to
    89
    90
    to
    93
    94
    to
    97
    Waist
    (cm)
    59
    to
    62
    63
    to
    66
    67
    to
    70
    71
    to
    74
    75
    to
    78
    79
    to
    82
    Hip
    (cm)
    83
    to
    86
    87
    to
    90
    91
    to
    94
    95
    to
    98
    99
    to
    102
    103
    to
    107
  • INT XXS XS S M L XL
    GER 32 34 36 38 40 42
    US 0-2 4 6 8 10 12
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    ITA 38 40 42 44 46 48
    FRA 34 36 38 40 42 44
    JAP 5 7 9 11 13 15
Men
  • INT XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest
    (cm)
    86
    to
    89
    90
    to
    93
    94
    to
    97
    98
    to
    101
    102
    to
    105
    106
    to
    109
    Waist
    (cm)
    73
    to
    76
    77
    to
    80
    81
    to
    84
    85
    to
    88
    89
    to
    92
    93
    to
    96
    Hip
    (cm)
    87
    to
    90
    91
    to
    94
    95
    to
    98
    99
    to
    102
    103
    to
    106
    107
    to
    109
  • INT XS S M L XL XXL
    GER 44 46 48 50 52 54
    US 34 36 38 40 42 44
    UK 34 36 38 40 42 44
    ITA 44 46 48 50 52 54
    FRA 38 40 42 44 46 48
    JAP 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • CM 72 77 82 87 92
    INCH 28 30 32 34 36

    (Approximate values)

When Anne Dirfard
Builds a Chair

Anne Dirfard

Anne Dirfard showcases her unique interior style on Instagram: a mishmash of old furniture and new things, bold colours and subtle shades, Scandinavian design and unique home-made pieces are redecorated in her 170-square-metre apartment. She tackled a demanding DIY project for CLOSED by making a chair (Roxanne Chair). The instructions came from open desk, the mortised plywood came from a cabinetmaker – and the rest? An experiment.

Anne Dirfard

Materials
Sheet of plywood, dimensions 1200/1000mm Wood glue Wooden dowels Sandpaper

Tools
Compass saw Routing machine Safety goggles Trestles and G clamps

Cost
Material costs: approx. ¤115,- Programming and CNC machining of the carpenter approx. ¤330,-

Time needed
Approx. 4 hours plus preparatory work by a cabinetmaker

Instructions available from
www.opendesk.cc, Roxanne Chair

To see more of Anne Dirfard’s DIY projects, visit
www.instagram.com/170qm, www.170qm.com

Anne Dirfard

This is what the sheet of plywood prepared by the cabinetmaker looks like.

Anne Dirfard

Anne uses a compass saw to cut out the individual pieces of the chair.

Anne Dirfard

Here you can see one of the side pieces for the chair with some excess plywood around the edge.

Anne Dirfard

It is removed using a routing machine. Safety goggles are a must when you’re doing this!

Anne Dirfard

Anne sands the cut edges until they are smooth.

Anne Dirfard

The Roxanne Chair is made from these seven individual pieces.

Anne Dirfard

Anne starts assembling the chair with the left-hand side piece.

Anne Dirfard
Anne Dirfard

All of the pieces are slotted together with wooden dowels, then glued.

Anne Dirfard

The frame of the chair is done.

Anne Dirfard

Now, the backrest is attached.

Anne Dirfard

The seat is made up of two pieces of plywood and is added last.

Where does your passion for DIY come from?

I used to drive my mum mad because I constantly wanted to reorganise my room and swap furniture with her, but at heart she was always a fan of my ideas. I think I inherited a love of furnishing and making things from her.

What makes DIY so fascinating to you?

There’s nothing cooler than being able to say: You like that? I made it myself. Things that I invest a lot of hard work and passion in mean a lot to me. They tell a story and have character.

Which of your home-made things are you most attached to?

None of them because I can make them again any time – the same, different or perhaps even a bit better. The big floating sideboard I made for my office took the longest to plan and make. Funnily enough, it went down so well on Instagram that loads of people asked me: Where did you get that from? Can I make one too? I really only designed the sideboard for myself, but it became a big thing on Instagram. People even sent me pictures of their own sideboards.

How difficult did you find it to make the Roxanne Chair for CLOSED?

On a scale of 0 to 10, I’d say the level of difficulty was 9. The chair is for experienced DIYers and proper furniture makers.

Can you explain that in more detail?

Yes. The chair is made step by step. The first step is done by a cabinetmaker, who does some important preparatory work by cutting the shapes for the chair on a piece of plywood using a computer-controlled mortising machine. Back at home, I used a compass saw and a routing machine to cut out the individual pieces. That’s challenging even for people who are good at making things because the chair has curved contours and fine details.

How did it go?

Making a real piece of furniture was a great experience.

Do you like the chair?

The design is fantastic, and it’s comfortable to sit on too. I’ve been wondering about painting it bright colours – using a different colour for each part or just painting the seat black ...

The Roxanne Chair
is finished!
Anne Dirfard
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