George Lounge Chair
The George lounge chair designed by Gijs Papavoine for Montis is guaranteed to provide a comfortable yet powerful shape. Gijs believes in the art of omission. George’s back and seat create a flowing line with its headrest, which is reminiscent of a radar antenna. Thanks to the horseshoe-shaped seat and wide, rounded back, you’re guaranteed optimal support in any position. The light-footed base – available as a practical swivel base or fixed – completes the chair’s understated, functional design. The deliberate folds in the interior cover make George a great candidate for leather upholstery, though the wide range of fabrics offers plenty of alternatives. And if you like to put your feet up, there’s an optional matching ottoman for extra comfort.
Gijs Papavoine studied at the institute of technology and Eindhoven Academy for Industrial Design, Product Design department. Gijs was employed as a Product Manager at Montis until 1990. In this capacity, he was jointly responsible for Montis’ design philosophy. In 1990, Gijs was promoted to the lead designer of Montis.
Since 2009 Gijs has worked as an independent designer for various national and international companies. “My roots are industrial design, not art. The designs are pure by their simplicity, yet versatile. Being uncomplicated is the power of my designs. Strong graphic elements, supplemented with flowing forms, characterize my work. A perfect mix of pure lines and functionality. The starting point is always to reduce the concept to a logical solution. "
I start with a general, rough idea, work and plan like a sculptor, leaving the essential features of the design. My designs are therefore uncomplicated, logical and practical.