As part of the “Das Haus” Project at the upcoming fair imm Cologne, a new chair by Czech designer Lucie Koldová will be introduced.
Named the Chips Lounge Chair, it was designed for bentwood furniture factory TON, and was inspired by the shape of a potato chip.
“I like to work with translucent materials, so in this design I chose a visually light yet intentionally oversized backrest, which is made from perforated fabric framed by manually bent wood…I wanted a chair that would be defined by its gentle curves, a chair that would be comfortable and inviting at first glance. A solitary piece with a distinctive character and story. And in contrast to a conventional chair, I wanted a chair that would feel sexy,” says Lucie Koldová.
“At first I thought that the most challenging part of the design would be forming the backrest. Surprisingly, we had to pay more attention to the strength of the chair base, to ensure that the backrest would withstand the forces applied to it,” reveals the designer.
The Chips Lounge Chair is made from bent wood, perforated fabric and soft, upholstered cushions. It will be on view at imm Cologne from 15 to 21 January 2018.