Polystyrene sheets, foam, PVC, matt chrome steel base, rubber, fabric
780 × 690 x 720 mm
Armchair + head-rest:
780 × 690 x 1000 mm
Ligne Roset, France
“The « Outdoor » armchair for Ligne Roset folds away, and can be used outside. Everything is based on a principle of sewing and hinges which, when you unfold it, forces the seat and the back into a curvaceous shape, and when folded back again lets them revert naturally to the state of sheets. The seat and the back are cut from sheets of plastic that are then inserted into the sewn part, a bit like the visor of a baseball cap. The base is articulated so that it can be folded. Here, comfort is ba
sed on the torsion of the sheets that fold beneath the body’s weight. A sense of reassurance and safety is derived from the fabric, a technical material intended for sport, hyper-resistant to everything. This sheet–based construction isn’t without its problems: its thinness and absence of volume don’t match up to the typical idea that people have of comfort. “
Extracts from the book “ Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec” released by Phaidon in 2003.