The lounge chair came about by combining inspiration from two iconic chairs of early modernism: the ‘Thonet Bentwood Armchair’ by Michael Thonet and the ‘Spanish Chair’ by Børge Mogensen. The combination of these two classics resulted in something new – just as elegant as the Thonet and as comfortable as the Spanish Chair.
Afteroom is a Stockholm-based design studio, respecting wear and tear and the passage of time. Founded and directed by Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei, the studio’s mission is simply to create beautiful products which will increase in value with the passage of time – design with which one can grow old. The inspiration derives from an intriguing interest in forms, senses, proportions, materials and cultures. The philosophy pivots around simplicity and honesty.
The chair is not only a wonderful piece of design. It is also extremely comfortable and, moreover, provides you with a majestic posture. It is an extremely lightweight lounge chair and, thus, easy to move around in the home. The aniline leather supplied by the premium leather manufacturer, Sørensen, will age with time and add character to the product.
- Powder-coated Steel Frame, Leather Seat and Back
- Leather: Elegance Red 20193 by Sørensen
- Height: 73.5 cm / 28.9 inch
- Seat Height: 35 cm / 13.8 inch
- Width: 80 cm / 31.5 inch
- Depth: 76.5 cm / 30.1 inch
Based in Fredensborg, Denmark, MENU is a design company collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world. They deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look. They call it Soft Minimalism. Obsessed with clever solutions and functional details, each new Menu product always has a new function, a new material or a new production method. That originality makes each product a true Menu product.
They are passionate, original and responsible. Using local factories or small private co-operatives Menu can produce good, high quality products and at the same time provide the people involved in the production with a better economic foundation.