With its colorful flowing tubular steel frame design, the NaughtOne Percy Lounge Chair looks like a chair that would be right at home situated within the Centre Pompidou. Like Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers’ example of ‘inside-out’ architecture, the chair, designed by independent furniture designer and founder Nicole Marion, of Studio Marion, exhibits an inviting honesty that tames the industrial into something almost curvaceous.
“When designing Percy, I was drawn to the combination of hard metal and soft upholstery,” explains Marion. “I wanted to play with visually softening the metal to create a cohesive, curvaceous look. I love working with metal and steel as it’s an incredibly durable, industrial material, but it can also bend and flow.”
The chair’s chunky tube frame appears as one continuous support system for the Percy’s plush upholstered cushion, giving the chair an inviting degree of support across the seat and back. Partnered with an extensive palette of colorful finishes, upholstery options, and a low profile, the design strikes a totally tubular balance between durability and comfort.
“The design we landed on has a timeless look, almost as if it’s always existed. But it’s also unique – and can be dressed up or down, easily adapting to many environments and personal styles,” says Marion.
Information about pricing and how to purchase the Percy Lounge Chair from British furniture company NaughtOne is available here.