Atoll Chaise Lounge
The Atoll Chaise Lounge designed by Patrick Norguet for Tacchini, is a prime example of the designer’s hallmark – innovation and simplicity. Inspired by the clustering of coral islands that create a geographic atoll, the Atoll Chaise lounge is comprised of four separate elements placed closely together. This design is further inspired by the non-symmetrical design with the singular armrest on one side of the chair. Combined with a long leg rest, the chair allows for various positions for resting or relaxation. The chosen combinations of materials are an individual and congruent feature: the seat, covered in fabric or leather, is set on a metal frame, which in turn supported on four wooden feet.
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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.