The result of the latest collaboration between Fritz Hansen and Jaime Hayon, the Lounge Chair JH97 strikes the perfect balance between past and future, making lounging a new art form.
When the design team at Fritz Hansen turned to Hayon for the creation of a new, modern style lounge chair, the Spanish designer looked to the world of classical Danish design for inspiration. The resulting chair marries a relaxed style with supreme comfort and design simplicity – sophisticated yet versatile, perfectly embodying the two worlds of tradition and technology.
“We wanted to create a modern lounge chair that was light and sculptural in its expression; fusing Fritz Hansen’s expertise with Jaime Hayon’s sculptural design language,” explains Christian Andresen, Head of Design at Fritz Hansen.
JH97 is a lounge chair that exudes elegance from every angle, with the open, low-slung silhouette presenting a contemporary feel despite its classical Danish design roots. Exaggerated armrests – wide and flat – embrace and support the body along with the curved backrest, angled in an upright position for comfort when lounging.
The generously sized and comfortable cushions of the chair appear to float within the design, upholstered with detachable covers that allow for easily changeable expressions depending on mood or the surroundings of the chair. The softness of these cushions is juxtaposed by the naturally solid wood frame of the design, with the gently rounded joints being assembled by hand in reference to Fritz Hansen’s Danish design heritage.
Design in perfect proportion with a solid frame available in natural oak, stained oak and black ash, the JH97 provides ideal comfort for comfort for long moments of relaxation, no matter the setting.
The Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair JH97 by Jaime Hayon is available in Australia now, exclusively through Cult.
Explore the JH97 along with the full Fritz Hansen collection at Cult.