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Kobi Armchair

c. 2012

by Patrick Norguet
for Alias

Kobi Armchair

by Patrick Norguet
for Alias

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The Kobi chair is Patrick Norguet’s magnif­i­cent re-imag­in­ing of the iconic woven wire rod chair forms from the 1950s.

The Kobi chair’s seating basket” features criss­crossed soldered iron rods that are supported by an inno­v­a­tive cradle base composed of injec­tion-molded aluminum that envelops the seat. The seat, cradle frame, and legs are avail­able in five differ­ent enamel finish colors – black, textured white, coral red, aubergine, and cedar. Paired with the color finish seat and cradle, the chair’s aluminum legs can also be ordered in oak veneer. The Kobi chair is avail­able with or without seat/​back pads. Pads are avail­able in a range of Kvadrat textiles as well as leather and include the option of a single seat pad, a seat and back pad, or a fully uphol­stered seating basket.”

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Patrick Norguet

France (1969)

Patrick Norguet is a French designer born in 1969. His work spans collaborations in the fashion industry, industrial design, and interior design. His vast knowledge of materials and manufacturing has a substantial influence on his eclectic design aesthetic. Norguet is inspired by creating projects that embrace innovation and simplicity, as well as playing with alternative ideas for everyday objects. He often examines both the function of an object as well as the placement and setting to inform his design inspiration. Norguet has collaborated with Tacchini, Kristalia, Cassina, Alias, and Tolix on a variety of design projects.

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