SEJOUR LOUNGE CHAIR
Inspired by a contemporary take on the midcentury Scandinavian design tradition, the Sejour Lounge Chair by GamFratesi has a soft, rounded backrest enveloping its solid, welcoming seat. It offers a tremendous comfort and an invitation to stay awhile, as its name suggests. The curve of the back supports a restful sitting position even over long periods of time.
The sejour lounge chair is a low-slung chair with playful proportions characterized by a deep, generous seat and a gently curving backrest set atop a slender metal frame and optional wooden armrests. This ingenious pairing of contrasting forms, weights and materials results in an intriguing, almost anthropomorphic form.
“We have always been interested in history and in particular in the Scandinavian tradition. The structure of the Sejour Lounge Chair, together with its wooden elements, create an interesting context – and it is precisely in this interpretation, bringing simplicity through materials and form, that we can reimagine an established concept for the contemporary world.”
It makes a stylish statement in a bedroom – in fact it references early eighteenth-century ‘slipper’ chairs, once reserved for sitting on while donning shoes or slippers in elegant Victorian ladies’ boudoirs. The slipper typology started to appear in shared living spaces by the 1950s.
The intimate dialogue between the two forms results in a small, yet elegant chair with a restrained and calm aesthetic.
Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi have been working with GUBI since the inception of their studio and, with their own dual heritage, share GUBI’s ability to synthesize seemingly opposing ideas – the classic and the contemporary, the intellectual and the eclectic, the understated and the expressive, the manufactured and the unique. Constantly challenging the status quo while respecting what has gone before gives their collaborations an evolutionary quality that form the foundation of their relationship.