A bold, fluid outline and a fine composition of ribs translate the regal air of the traditional wing-back chair into a lighter, more dynamic composition for modern environments. Elizabeth replicates the feeling of being cocooned by a high back and side wings without the blocky effect of the traditional solid, padded chair. The exposed structure reduces the bulk of the chair, making the sense of enclosure more notional than literal. The thinness is amplified by the fact that the backrest cushion sits below the top of the frame, allowing one to see through the chair on all sides. Elizabeth was also inspired by the details of the historic Louis style armchair, and celebrates both the round and square profiles that compose it. Elizabeth’s inclined back and ribs create a sense of movement that challenges the static grandeur of the chairs that inspired it.

Client: Ligne Roset (France)