July 23, 2018

8 Eclectic New Seats

1. Santiago Sevillano for HC28

Product: Olala

Standout: A swooping leather-covered complex-curved seat designed to hug the body’s curves floats atop a solid metal frame.

2. Antonio Minervini for Montbel

Product: Edgar 5.1

Standout:The wide-seated (but delicately proportioned) armchair’s ruched, piped leather cover is easy to care for—and remove, courtesy of a concealed zipper and Velcro anchors. Through Sandler Seating.

3. Marella Ferrera for Paola Lenti

Product: Spezie

Standout: A playful removable cover in signature Kimia fabric (hand-embroidered polyolefin rope) encases the indoor/outdoor pouf’s polystyrene-bead cushioning. Through DDC.

4. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau

Product: Ren

Standout: The Hall of Famers’ compact sofa profile—based on theater lobby seating—boasts a deliberately shallow leather-upholstered perch meant to encourage upright posture and conversation.

5. Marcel Wanders of Moooi

Product: O

Standout: This elemental circular rocker defies categorization: Nestle inside the cushioned, weighted circle—upholstered in Kvadrat Divina wool—to enjoy a rhythmic ride.

6. Mac Stopa for SixInch North America

Product: Tauko

Standout: A two-piece bent-plywood seat gives the elevated office chair visual intrigue, as does the contoured design’s steel base and solid maple legs.

7. Tom Dixon of Tom Dixon

Product: Micro

Standout: Based on his 2007 design for an exclusive London member’s club, the wingback’s exaggerated, Kvadrat-upholstered sides confer a sense of isolation and privacy.

8. Jason Mizrahi of Jason Mizrahi

Product: Loop

Standout: A series of CNC-cut loops supply eye-catching support for a fluid stained-wood backrest and seat.

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