Jan Armgardt's design satisfies the natural desire for the trusted high back with a suggestion of wings. Jolly is a piece of frniture that is redolent of solidity and security, refuge and protection. The hint of a shell shape combined with the coordinated radii and sloping lines strengthen this impression, and create a coherent whole. At the same time, the small dimensions and the cantilevered version are at one with modern lifestyles, and result in a certain lightness. The swivel base extends the range of potential uses.
Jan Armgardt has successfully married tradition and modernity in a piece that is a classic, yet thoroughly contemporary. As always, special attention has been paid to careful stitching and craftsmanship. For this model, Wittmann was awarded the Red Dot Award 2006 for product design.