The Coquille chair is made of tubular steel bent into flowing lines, in homage to what Powerhouse Company considers "one of nature's most amazing designs".
The architecture firm also took cues from modernist bentwood bistro chairs and aimed to reinterpret the classic design for the present moment.
The final result is what Powerhouse Company describes as a one-piece sculpture, with an extreme degree of bending in the legs that required innovative solutions from Lensvelt's skilled artisans in Italy to execute.
"Getting the legs right was the key to our design," said Powerhouse Company. "Visually, they extend the flowing form of the chair body into a single, infinitely flowing line. The upholstered seat then sits in the centre of the chair like a pearl in an oyster."
Coquille is recyclable and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The photography is by Maria Bodil.
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