imm cologne: following the success of &tradition’s ‘catch’ chair by jaime hayón which was first released back in 2012, the danish furniture brand and spanish designer have joined forces again, announcing the latest edition to the family: the ‘catch lounge’ chair. with its outstretched arms, the chair, much like its predecessors, greets you with a warm, welcoming hug that clearly reflects hayón’s humour and personification. unlike the other versions, this piece features a much higher back and an elongated seat, made in a singular shell and supported by a metal armature.

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the chair is available with either a flat or rounded steel tube frame
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the more we work with jaime hayón, the more we appreciate his ability to bring humanity and warmth to all his concepts,says &tradition brand director martin kornbek hansen.historically, classic lounge chairs had a somewhat  aloof aspect to them. however hayón has managed to make the catch lounge chair more personal and inclusive, setting the scene for a more intimate atmosphere and conversation. which coincides with our danish idea of cosy. something we call hyggeligt.

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the ‘catch lounge’ chair in kvadrat hallingdal fabric
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a lounge chair should be inviting to look at,said jaime hayón.in a way, it should be almost irresistible. meaning you can’t help but sit back, get comfortable and have a chat. that’s what I wanted to achieve. with the added element of the two arms, like a friend, happy to welcome you.

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it can be upholstered in fabric or leather
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introduced at &tradition’s stand at the imm cologne 2017, the ‘catch lounge’ chair continues to reflect the forms of the human body. however this time, jaime hayón has angled the ergonomic seat in order to create a more leisurely shell shape. this enables the users to more comfortably sit down, relax, and lounge.

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side profile of the ‘friendly’ chair
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the frame is covered in a black powder coat
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the fabric colors range from beige to white to red
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the ‘catch lounge’ was presented at the imm cologne 2017 fair
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with its outstretched arms, the chair welcomes people to sit in it
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