italian furniture brand gufram has collaborated with hong kong-based designer michael young for the design of the ‘roxanne’ arm chair. the design pays homage to the colorful and playful soul of the brand and is presented in a special booth at 100% design as part of the london design festival.

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the chair is fully customizable and available in a range of colors

 

 

the name of the seat, ‘roxanne’, was inspired by the famous song of the same name by the police. the musically inspired-design pays homage to gufram’s association with fun and playful furniture design for italian discos of the seventies. michael young’s expertise in ergonomics and technology added to the creative partnership that combines sinuous looks with cutting edge materials.

gufram michael young
the design pays homage to the colorful and playful soul of gufram

 

 

the armchair is made from polyurethane foam and has been designed with the aid of an innovative computer program to build a highly ergonomic and comfortable form. ‘roxanne’ is well suited for clubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and lounges. ‘being fully customisable using the most diverse fabrics, it becomes a design landmark in the environment giving it the perfect twist’, says the design team.

gufram michael young
the chair was designed with the aid of an innovative computer program

 

 

additional design features include the chair’s groove along the whole perimeter – called the tube’ – which can be used as a useful pocket for small purses, phones, tablets or any paper document. the armchair can also be equipped with an optional spring mechanism, enabling it to rotate on itself.

gufram michael young
the armchair is made from polyurethane foam

gufram michael young
michael young’s expertise in ergonomics and technology

gufram michael young
the ‘roxanne’ is well suited for clubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and lounges

gufram michael young
the tube can be used as a useful pocket for small purses

gufram michael young
the name of the seat was inspired by the famous song of the same name by the police

gufram michael young
the armchair can also be equipped with an optional spring mechanism, enabling it to rotate on itself

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