Designed and manufactured by Auburn, Maine–based Thos. Moser, the Hunt Chair’s Minimalist, sweeping frame offers a contemporary redux of the classic Bank-of-England style chair. Originally commissioned for the Quiet Reading Room in North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library, which was designed by Snøhetta, the solid-wood unit is “a legacy chair” for libraries, conference rooms, and dining areas, says Aaron Moser, director of the company’s contract division. “It’s one thing to design a chair that is really strong and lasts a long time, and it’s another to make sure it has [design] appeal.” Mortise-and-tenon construction connects the chair's legs to its curved back rail while rabbet joinery attaches the seat and legs. Available with or without a seat back, and in several wood species (cherry, shown).