One month in of 2018 and January have been more busy than ever and I also feel like many brands have picked up the speed, as the mailbox certainly is filling up with one new launch after the other, many of which I’ll have a first look at next week in Stockholm for the design week. Based on what I’ve seen, here’s a little round up early picks of my three new contemporary favorite arm and lounge chairs.
A contemporary sofa that also comes in a 1-seater (very clever), understated yet statement-making, Offset is the result of research into ‘balance’ by Norm Architects. The studio wanted to create a sofa as simply as possible while embracing a set of paradoxes: making it substantial yet delicate in appearance, architectural yet inviting and homey. In the studio, the designers experimented with offsetting – playing with proportions, narrow armrests versus a thick generous seat, supported by four stubby metal legs. The clean-lined boxy shape is inspired by minimalist art, gently softened for a welcoming expression and maximised for comfort.
The very observant reader might have pick up on this one in my post from my visit at SAS Royal Hotel last month. I am sure it’s quite a challenge to create a design for a legendary building filled with iconic classics. Especially when it’s all by Arne Jacobsen. I think Space Copenhagen made a perfect match with their new Loafer Chair for &tradition.
Rounded in the back with a surface facing front, Loafer boasts a look that’s soft yet sharp. As the name implies, Loafer is all about relaxing. You can feel comfortable alone in your own world and equally at ease conversing with others, with several Loafers clustered together.
The GT Lounge Chair was designed by Greta M. Grossman in 1949 and with its sleek and feminine lines, it beautifully expresses the influence that Scandinavian design had on her. Greta made a big name of herself in Los Angeles and sold her design through her store on Rodeo Drive. Her signature was a light silhouette and very often elegant slender legs. The GT Lounge chair will be available from Gubi in February.