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Puffy Lounge Chair
by Faye Toogood for Hem Design Studio

Winner: Seating design of the year 2021. Faye Toogood has designed a lounge chair with detachable upholstery.

The detachable upholstery of the Puffy Lounge Chair is fat and plump, its generous shape spills freely over the sides of a tubular steel frame which, in stark contrast, is hard-lined and strong. The two key elements of this seating design by Faye Toogood are purposeful and playful juxtaposition.

The elementary frame is inspired by the rational structure of the classic modernist design, whilst the extravagant quilt-like upholstery warmly embraces and envelopes, is comforting and reassuring.

The Puffy Chair frame is available in powder-coated or sand-blasted steel finishes and a choice of thick canvas or luxurious leather upholstery.

Judges comments: "The way the upholstery is separated from the frame is interesting. The way it's built is sustainable too, as it can be easily taken apart and repaired."

Designer: Faye Toogood for Hem
Project: Puffy Lounge Chair
Read more: Hem Design Studio

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