gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
 
gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
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.

 

 

gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
the strong carrara marble base is combined with a light, curving leather seat

 

 

gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
the quilted surface of the chair’s upholstery is informed by motorcycle saddles from the 70’s

 

 

gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
the marble piece is actually hollowed out at the back

 

 

gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
side view showing the two different materials

 

 

gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
detail of marble base

 

 

gregoire de lafforest combines leather + marble in lounge chair
detail of seat (left) detail of marble base (right)

 

 

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  • Nice idea and look ..but they ruined it trying too hard.

    Jim

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