Some time ago I took the first photo in a hotel lobby around the corner from where I live. I didn’t know which chair it is, but after visiting Bedzine I now know it is the Solitaire Chair Argentine borne, but Zurich based, Alfredo Haeberli designed for Sweden based Offecct.
The Jill chair is another product to be introduced in Milan tomorrow and is the first collaborative work by Vitra and Zürich based Alfredo Häberli. Inspired by the early days of plywood moulding, the designer explores the modern boundaries of this technique and creates a flexible shell where, in a patented process, Jill’s veneers are curved until they meet in the middle of the seat. The bases for the chair are made of tubular steel, wire, aluminium and wood, and their coloring is matched to complement the optional leather and fabric covers.