Seating Roundup: pg 24-25
1. Designer: Michael Felix of Michael Felix.
Standout: This third-generation upholstery designer inflates the traditional club chair into something cuddlier, with down- and feather-padded seating, Dacron- and foam-wrapped arms, and a powder-coated base.
2. Designer: Tina Nicole of Nathan Anthony Furniture.
Standout: With a graphic cotton cover, contrasting black welt, and windowlike cutouts on the back and sides, this pert swivel chair looks good from any angle. The 10 finishes include this tony ash-gold wood.
3. Designer: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune for Flötotto.
Standout: The German maker ventures into upholstered furniture with Claesson Koivisto Rune’s seating system incorporating a cozy quilted backrest—in red, blue, green, or gray fabric—and oiled-oak frame.
4. Designer: Stefano Bigi for Enrico Pellizzoni.
Standout: As irresistible as its namesake, this armchair’s one-piece body and cushion can be covered in felt or colored soft leather; base options include a swivel column or legs in walnut or ash.
5. Designer: Zaha Hadid for Cassina.
Product: ZH One.
Standout: The late legend ruminates on the cube, with irregular folds instead of right angles and diagonal bends in place of smooth planes. Cover the chair in two-tone colors
of wool-nylon blend.
6. Designer: Robert Brou for Naturalism Furniture.
Product: Felt Earthball.
Standout: Needle-felted wool embraces a hard-coat foam-cushioned chair that’s entirely made by hand and measures 25 inches wide by 29 deep and high.
7. Designer: Jasper Morrison for Vitra.
Product: All Plastic.
Standout: Old-school wood chairs go Space Age with these indoor/outdoor wonders of dyed-through polypropylene, with flexible connectors for added comfort. Single and two-tone color options are on offer.
8. Designer: Pablo Carballal of Pablo Carballal.
Standout: Usable as a stool, small table, or storage unit, this cutie combines bent plywood—natural, varnished, or painted black or white—with a seat in natural
or black cork or bright felt.