During the development of HIGHLIFE, familiar fasteners from clothing were played. The result of this idea was columns of buttons on the armrests and backrest. The appearance of the sofas as being ‘well dressed’, a bit like an elegant city gent, was strengthened by this detailing, together with carefully selected fabrics, where chunkier for the backrest, smoother for the armrests and seat.
HIGHLIFE seating collection
The basic sofa as landscape.
A family of sofas and easy chairs was formed fairly simple. Different heights of the backrest were featured. When used in contract spaces such as hotels etc, a contemporary sofa created dynamic spaces within interiors.
Due to the need of privacy had arrived with the use of cellphones, laptops, iPads, e-readers, etc, today, the high backrest received a renewed interest in the contract market.
However, there were three of their four sides high by the current of sofa designs. A box-like appearance was given. These pieces were “closed off” into individual cocoons. In our opinion, visual privacy from behind was actually the greatest need.
A different backrest height composed an interesting visual dynamic, by giving each piece in a small collection, which many of the components, such as armrests, pillows and seat cushions, were essentially the same.
With a double row of loose pillows, backrest comfort was created. The need for a perfect backrest angle was eliminated.
Milan 2011: this series of sofas with different-height backrests for Italian brand Tacchini was presented by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune in Milan last week. The sofa furniture consisted seats with the same arms, frames and cushions but interchangeable backs intended to be grouped in clusters for contract interiors.
Armchair ‘King Bonk’ 2008
The Material was fibreglass with dichroic paint
Chair H 88 x W 100 x L 95cm
Editions David Gill, limited to 8 + 2AP + 2P
FREDRIKSON STALLARD – KING BONK
An exhibition of new work by Fredrikson Stallard was announced by David Gill Galleries and would be opened during the London Design Festival 08.
From 15 September until 19 October, at David Gill’s primary space in Loughborough Street, SE11, Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard’s latest design, the King Bonk chair and footstool, were showed. The shape of this sculptural piece with its reflective finish was come from tying up upholstery foam with string. After the biggest marble in the school playground, the modern chair was called. A chainsaw in polystyrene carved the original full-size form.
The gallery would show the limited edition collection throughout the festival. The chair was provided in four paint colours, which were created by Bentley: black/green, black/cobalt blue, black/gold and black/violet. The exhibition offered up a dramatic play of light, colour and reflection. DavidGill’s Fulham Road gallery would show more work by Fredrikson Stallard.
King Bonk, an armchair and footstool by designers Fredrikson Stallard , was represented at David Gill Galleries during the London Design Festival this September. Tying upholstery foam with string generated the form. Polystyrene carved the final shape with a chainsaw. According to Ian Stallard, it was the perfect curves. The chair design was made from fiberglass. The unique chairs were provided in a limited edition. The photographs were by Thomas Brown/David Gill Galleries.
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