A Suspended Chair By Les Ateliers Guyon
- Anna Dorothea Ker
Montreal-based design studio Les Ateliers Guyon created the ‘Solo Cello Chair’, a hand-made suspended chair with a frame inspired by the shape of a pair of Saint Laurent earrings. The piece takes its name from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, and evokes the shape and delicacy of the instrument. Handcrafted in Quebec from metal and leather, the chair is the first in a collection of seating and living design pieces. We’ve featured the work of Les Ateliers Guyon before. Speaking of his motivation behind the project, designer Félix Guyon says, “The chair has been, for any designer throughout the ages, just as challenging stylistically as it is structurally. We often don’t realize the work that goes into the creation of the object. For me, the ultimate challenge in this domain is the suspended chair. It must be both delicate and ultra- robust, as it floats in the air.” For more furniture inspiration, take a look at our store here.
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