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Nine to Know | Sculptural Armchairs

  • We explore nine focal armchairs that double as a sculptural centrepiece in the bedroom. 

    As part of est magazine issue #46 ‘Design Renaissance: The New Spirit of Home’, we explored creating sanctuary in our private spaces using our go-to Product Library. Lifted from the pages of est magazine, these nine armchairs have appeared in exceptional bedroom spaces from different corners of the globe to fulfil both a functional and sculptural purpose.

    This feature originally appeared in The Detail pages of est Magazine Issue 46: Design Renaissance (pp. 254-267).

    Pierre Yovanovitch Eloi Armchair

    The Eloi armchair is designed by French multidisciplinary designer Pierre Yovanovitch. Made from solid oak and fabric upholstery, this angular chair was created with longevity and sophistication in mind.

    Studio Liam Mugavin Chair C

    Strongly influenced by Japanese craft, Liam Mugavin appreciates wood joinery’s natural, complex nature. Chair C is part of a collection that transforms timber from dismantled inner-city homes, cutting pieces into dynamic, contemporary shapes. As a result, the Chair C has an intriguing gravity that appears more simplistic than its design.

    Objekto Paulistano Armchair

    A simple and timeless design, the Objekto Paulistano armchair is made from a single bent steel bar and a cover made from leather designed to patina over time. Paulo Mendes da Rocha‘s 1957 design of this chair has been included in MoMA’s permanent collection.

    Fritz Hansen PK22 Chair

    In 1957, the Fritz Hansen PK22 chair was awarded the Grand Prix at Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair. The lounge chair’s low-sitting, sleek structure epitomises both comfort and elegance.

    Møbel Copenhagen Font Bold Lounge Chair with Armrest

    Studio David Thulstrup created the Font Bold Lounge chair in Denmark as part of Møbel Copenhagen’s curvaceous ‘Font’ collection. The armchair’s main design feature is its rounded backrest that extends into an embracing armrest.

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