richard hutten's satellite chair for OFFECCT designed for the digital age richard hutten's satellite chair for OFFECCT designed for the digital age
feb 25, 2015

richard hutten's satellite chair for OFFECCT designed for the digital age

richard hutten’s satellite chair for OFFECCT designed for the digital age
(above) richard hutten
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with the means in which we work and where we work changing, richard hutten takes to the challenge by developing a seating piece that offers generous and comfortable seating, while also being compact and portable. responding to our digital lifestyles, the dutch designer has conceived the ‘satellite’ spinning easy chair for activity-based spaces, that encourages interaction and collaboration amongst individuals. produced by OFFECCT, ‘satellite’ is characterized by round, playful features. ‘architects always draw circles to indicate where to position chairs on their floor plans. those architect drawings are the starting point for this chair. the top view of ‘satellite’ is a perfect circle. to me, the circle is the most elegant form: it is without direction, has no bulky sides, no beginning, no ending,‘ says richard hutten.

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richard hutten’s ‘satellite’ chair on show at the OFFECCT stand during the 2015 stockholm furniture fair
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having evolved through intense technical elaborations that led to a highly innovative easy chair — enabling both focused work and creative discussions and meetings — ‘satellite’ represents the third partnership between richard hutten and OFFEECT. the design is supported by three-legs with an attachable side table that has the ability to orbit around the seating by 180 degrees; thus making it fit for left- and right-handed persons.

 

richard hutten speaks to designboom and discusses the conceptual scheme of ‘satellite’:

richard hutten elaborating on the design of ‘satellite’ for OFFECCT
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‘satellite’ chair in upholstered leather

 

 

 

‘satellite’ chair for OFFECCT made its debut at the 2015 stockholm furniture fair, and was also displayed in multiple variations in a solo exhibition of hutten’s work entitled ‘drawing circles’ at the swedish manufacturer’s showroom during the event. the presentation showcased some of hutten’s most iconic designs, as well as recent projects with danish textile brand kvadrat and OFFECCT, all of which celebrated in particular the circle — a geometric shape that is essential to hutten’s product development.

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a side table swivels 180 degrees around the chair offering ease of use for left- and right-handed individuals

richard hutten satellite chair OFFECCT designboom
from the top, ‘satellite’ appears as a perfect circle

richard hutten satellite chair OFFECCT designboom
upholstered fabric version of ‘satellite’

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detail of the rotating side table

richard hutten satellite chair OFFECCT designboom
stitching detail

richard hutten satellite chair OFFECCT designboom
‘satellite’ presented at richard hutten’s solo exhibition at the OFFECCT showroom in stockholm
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color variation of the ‘satellite’ easy chair
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general view of richard hutten’s solo exhibition ‘drawing circles’
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