gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
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oct 24, 2013
gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair

grégoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair opper
image © jérome galland
all images courtesy of grégoire de lafforest




combining a light, curving leather seat with a strong carrara marble base, french designer grégoire de lafforest has created the ‘lounge chair opper’ for galerie gosserez in paris. influenced by motorcycle saddles from the 70’s, the quilted surface of the chair’s upholstery highlights the contrast between the light density of the soft foam and the stiffness of its positioned axis. uniting the two elements, the marble base connects to the high back seat, functioning also as a convenient table. giving the the impression of a crude solid block, the piece is actually hollowed out at the back. both the seat base and the recliner are separable, making them easily transportable.



the strong carrara marble base is combined with a light, curving leather seat



the quilted surface of the chair’s upholstery is informed by motorcycle saddles from the 70’s



the marble piece is actually hollowed out at the back



side view showing the two different materials



detail of marble base



detail of seat (left) detail of marble base (right)



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