Note Design Studio and Patricia Urquiola are among the big-name designers responsible for this all-star lineup of loungers and armchairs, which is being added to our catalogue this month. Also included is the first mass-produced product from up-and-coming Danish designer Mathias Steen Rasmussen, who has so far only released his work as unique items or highly-coveted limited editions. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got two different chairs for you that were designed to resemble animals.
String Lounge Chair by Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen for Cane-line
The String lounge chair might look like a traditional rattan chair but its seat is actually made from a proprietary weave developed by Danish brand Cane-line, which is made from durable polyethylene plastic and capable of surviving outdoors for many years. The material is hand-woven much like real cane and features subtle variations in colour to maintain a natural look, especially when paired with the elegant teak wood frame.
Royce Chair by Nikolai Kotlarczyk for SP01
Originally conceived by Australian designer Nikolai Kotlarczyk in 2018 as a dining chair, furniture maker SP01 has recently been reimagined the design as a lounger with a swooping backrest that is meant to envelop the user like the wings of a bird. Every element of the design can be customised, from the more than 70 different upholstery options to the contrast piping that runs along the backrest and the tubular steel frame, which can be finished in black, gold or glossy red.
Sunny Easy Chair by Gunilla Allard and Note Design Studio
Gunilla Allard and Note Design Studio – two of the biggest names in Swedish design – have joined forces to create the Sunny Easy Chair for Lammhults. Its design was inspired by the offbeat interiors of the Eames House, a mid-century modern landmark completed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949. Sunny’s wavy profile is emphasised by its panelled upholstery and is available with or without armrests as well as with casters for feet.
MR01 Initial Chair by Mathias Steen Rasmussen for Gubi
Rising star Mathias Steen Rasmussen originally designed this chair for his own home as a designated place for meditation, with a gently inclined seat that creates a sense of floating and supports a cross-legged position. Rasmussen’s first-ever mass-produced design – Gubi added the chair to its collection - needs no screws to be held together and instead relies on age-old joinery techniques and 90 metres of natural linen rope, which is hand-woven in Italy.
Desert Lounge Chair by Ferm Living
Ferm Living's angular interpretation of a classic butterfly chair is designed to be used outdoors, with a suspended seat woven from hardwearing, recycled PET yarn that breathes new life into discarded plastic bottles. Its steel frame is powder-coated designed to be easily folded, transported and stowed away when not in use. For this season, the Danish brand has added more earthy colour variations to the range, including a moody olive.
Dalya Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Coedition
Patricia Urquiola describes her Dalya Chair as almost zoomorphic, with its chubby silhouette resembling a gentle, furry creature. This impression is only enhanced by its four-legged ashwood structure and deliberately oversized seat, which can be upholstered in shaggy white or grey bouclé as well as a range of Kvadrat fabrics. Produced by French brand Coedition, the wooden frame can be stained black or lacquered in a bright coral for maximum impact.
Le Roi Chair by Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl
Le Roi, meaning simply the king, reimagines the kind of rattan seating that was popular during the French colonial period under Louis XV when furniture was increasingly made from imported materials like cane, ivory and exotic woods. Merged with Norr11’s minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic, the design is updated for modern life complete with a solid oak frame and removable linen cushion for added comfort.
Avon Lounge Chair by Henrik Pedersen for Houe
The Avon lounge chair from Danish label Houe is distinguished by a sleek, low-lying frame made from black steel, which stands in contrast to its plush back cushions. These come with an additional bolster pillow and top handle attached, making them easy to grab and store when the weather changes. Available in ash or alpine green, the upholstery is made from 50% recycled acrylic fibres, creating a natural, vintage-like finish.
Overdyed Armchair by Diesel Living and Moroso
One of the first collections born from the ongoing collaboration between Diesel and Moroso, Overdyed is upholstered in a carefully chosen palette of washed-out blues and greys that pays homage to the fashion brand’s iconic denim range. This recently added armchair features small, skinny legs made from painted steel rods, which peek out from beneath its generous seat cushion and curved backrest.
Bond by Peter van de Water for Cascando
Dutch label Cascando just introduced the new workplace seating collection Bond that also includes this armchair. The minimal, well-balanced design offsets a generously upholstered seat with a slim backrest, all resting on a black metal base. A round side table cane be added, making it a great option for breakout spaces or casual meeting areas in offices.