With smooth contours, the visual aesthetic of the soft-shell design is already suggestive of the level of comfort that this chair provides when sitting. Yet it’s only once you take a seat that the level of comfort on offer is fully realised. Enhanced by soft upholstery the entire make-up of this design is governed toward providing comfort and support. With a flexible upper backrest design featuring concealed vertical ribs, these adapt to the user to allow freedom of movement as well as superb comfort, even for prolonged periods of sitting.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers’ work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as “thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry”.