Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

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Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

Cologne 2011: French designer Eléonore Nalet presented this chair with long cushions woven through its metal frame at imm cologne in Germany last month.

Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

Called Serpentine, the design turns metal outdoor seating into a cosy cocoon for long summer evenings.

Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

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Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

The details below are from Eléonore Nalet:


Serpentine is an armchair designed for sitting outside all year long. The delicate metallic structure reminds one of winter vegetation. When Summer comes back, Serpentine is dressed with long colored cushions that entwine the backrest and armrests supports.

Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

You can still glimpse the underlying metal frame, but your body will never feel its touch. The weaving creates a comfortable and welcoming irregular upholstery.

Serpentine by Eléonore Nalet

Materials - metal frame, outdoor textile (Sunbrella), and foam.
Dimensions - W80 , H72- seat 40, D55


See also:

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Quilt by Ronan and
Erwan Bouroullec
Grillage by
Francois Azambourg
TransPlastic by
Campana Brothers
  • zigma

    reminds me of Boa by Campana bros for Edra, my favorite 'sofa' ever

  • felix

    like the low tech approach, but the frame is boring and there's no cushioning at the top, just bare metal.

  • Gravy

    Very clever. Love the studio/process photo.

  • john

    it reminds me the Bouroulec sofa..so inspiring

  • douglas

    Love the plump weaving, incredibly clever.

  • Prof Z

    Entre Campana et Boroullec .. et le Diy

  • Diego Garza

    two coincidences:

    its really alike the thinking behind its design with this other seating http://www.contemporist.com/2011/02/10/the-tubeme

    and alse their names (Ellinore vs Eléonore) are also alike…