Felt Lounge Chair
The Felt chair is a lively expression of material and design with an eye-catching, ergonomic form. Its conception derives from Marc Newson’s interest in German artist Joseph Beuys’s felt work and the sturdy, practical qualities of the material itself- particularly when folded.
A single piece of reinforced fiberglass is bent and turned until the desired shell takes shape, giving the lounge chair its suspended sculptural expression. The body is available with a varnished glossy lacquered finish in white, orange, red, blue, or black. A back leg adds additional support — in polished natural aluminum.
The SOFT SIDE of Cappellini
The Gagosian gallery refers to Marc Newson as a trailblazer in design. He is the only designer represented by the Gagosian Gallery, and leading museums worldwide have hosted solo retrospective exhibitions of his design work.
Marc Newson graduated from Sydney University in 1986 and staged his first solo exhibition at 23. By age 25, Marc had created the Lockheed Lounge, which has arguably become one of the most iconic contemporary design works. He approaches design like an experimental exercise in extreme structure and advanced technologies, combined with a highly tactile and exacting exploration of materials, processes, and skills. The Cappellini catalog features some of Newson's most iconic furniture designs, including the Embryo Chair, Felt chair, and Orgone Table. The Wooden Lounge chair and Orgone Table were some of Newson's first designs to be put into production and have been manufactured by Cappellini since 1989.
He continues to work out of his studio in London. Clients include some of the best-known and most prestigious brands in the world, spanning diverse sectors from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion, and luxury goods.