Noom Ventures into Furniture with the Gropius Chair
Previously producing accessories and lighting, three-year-old Ukrainian company Noom ventures into furniture with a collection dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School. Gropius, as in Walter, the Bauhaus founder, is an eye-catching chair by Sokolova Design’s Kateryna Sokolova, a Noom co-founder, formed from shapely yet sturdy cylinders. Its plywood frame is topped with foam rubber and polyester wadding, then fully upholstered in wool, providing ample cushioning for an ergonomic sit. A wider version of Gropius is available, as is a spherical pillow, an ottoman, a Gerrit (as in Rietveld) sideboard, and two tables named after a Bauhaus department head, Marianne Brandt. Through Minotti Los Angeles.