Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli, of Los Angeles-based design studio Joogii, designed a chair she calls French Touch that was inspired by French house music from the 90s. Honoring experimental artists like Daft Punk, Cassius, and Etienne de Crecy, the iridescent chair is made of CNC-cut acrylic that’s covered with dichroic film and then assembled with steel bolts.
Daft Punk’s 1997 album Alive is what led Mutzke-Felippelli down a creative path that began with music and eventually landed on design, making the chair and its inspiration make sense. With the iridescent film that creates plays on light and puzzle-like lap joints, the chair references the conceptual way tracks of music were produced then with combined disco samples and filters to achieve that signature sound. The slouched, laid back angle reveals a colorful spectrum because of the way light hits it.
Adding to the music angle, the chair comes with a mixtape that “embodies the zeitgeist of 1990’s French house genre. Take a listen.