GUD Conspiracy is a collaborative effort between designers, Paulo Neves and Alexandre Kumagai, based in Oporto, Portugal. Their concepts manage to balance minimalism with curious elements of brevity and mass, captured by subtly carved features, juxtaposed with wide surface areas. The effect is one of apparent modernity, which upon closer inspection reveals itself to be formed upon a groundwork of conventional utility and timelessness.
The Kundera chair adheres to this design model, as a piece of furniture that could be seamlessly integrated into any interior environment, from a rustic art studio to the white-walled office space. The broad-backed design of the chair adds a sense of weight to a piece that at first glance appears to be attempting to be as refined and sparse as possible, GUD explain that their choice of wood was also made to balance out this contrast of weight, employing a wood-type that suggests density and rigidity.