The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
Jean-Marie Massaud has designed the Archibald Gran Comfort with a completely new interpretation of the Archibald project, of which it offers a refined and informal version. The central element is the large seat cushion: a luxurious and soft leather sack with abundant goosedown padding forms a contrast with the architectural style of the steel chair frame. The four feet, also made in steel, create an interesting visual counterpoint with the richness of the cushion. Extremely thin and light, they almost seem to be sketched in pencil. The quilted goose-down baffle padding of the seat and backrest enhances the softness of the armchair. The overall sensation is of different elements naturally combined, creating a seat of intentionally generous and welcoming proportions.
The removable upholstery is available exclusively in the new Pelle Frau® Safari leather, decidedly thicker and more substantial with a much more evident grain compared to the other leathers in the Poltrona Frau collection. Its textured appearance perfectly enhances the great elegance of the Archibald Gran Comfort. The trim is embellished by raw cut leather, hand-painted and painstakingly finished with contrasting stitching , like luxury leather goods.
The steel frame and feet have the Ruthenium finish, while the suspension of the beech seat is provided by elastic straps that continue along the outer edge of the steel-framed backrest offering an added element of comfort.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||410 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Height of armrests||640 mm|
|Colors||shades of grey|
shades of brown