November 3, 2020

5 Seating Reboots for the Current Moment

Reboots for the current moment—this is seating 2.0.

Designer: Hans J. Wegner by Carl Hansen & Søn

Product: CH78 Mama Bear

Standout: First displayed in 1954 and available once again, the designer’s embracing and organically shaped chair has an upholstered shell accented with upward-angled armrests topped in molded, solid wood. 

Designer: Roberto Lazzeroni by Poltrona Frau

Product: Vanity Fair XC

Standout: Happy 90th! Originally known as Modello 904, this 1930 armchair with rounded Art Deco lines, exaggerated shape, and
supple Pelle Frau leather has been reimagined for the present day, with more generous proportions offering maxed-out comfort. 

Designer: Børge Mogensen by Fredericia

Product: Spoke-back

Standout: To celebrate the 75th anniversary of this Knole-style sofa with reclining sides, it now comes clad in Cotil, the classic checkered wool-cotton fabric originally made in collaboration with Lis Ahlmann, one
of Denmark’s most significant weavers.

Designer: Jasper Morrison by Vitra

Products: Cork D and E

Standout: The trio of untreated-cork stools the Brit talent designed in 2004 is now joined by two new models, distinguished from their predecessors by rounded convex profiles.

Designer: Ico Parisi by Cassina

Product: 875

Standout: An ample-seated armchair designed by the renowned Italian architect in swinging 1960 cuts a dapper profile, its linear shape maintained via polyurethane-foam padding (in place of the original cut foam rubber). The arched steel supports are available in five finishes.

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