The name of this piece — Shrimp Armchair, designed by Jehs+Laub for Cor — is quite fitting for its aesthetic. Looking as though it belongs twenty years into the future, this armchair envelops your body as you sit in its sleek, curving cushions.
The plywood is bent into a peculiar shape, molded into its final form due to the slight gaps in between each flap. Overall, I am mesmerized by Shrimp Armchair’s reductionism. Its elegant form is smooth, continuous, and flowing. Although several materials were used in its production, each provide an unobtrusive addition to the chair’s characteristic. The leather looks as though it sinks directly into the plywood, while the entire structure sits a top a beautifully minimal four-pronged support.
I can’t help but notice the fact that the Shrimp Armchair resembles one of my favorite mid-century works of art: the Eames’ Lounge. Much of the same materials are being used as the classic, but the designers “redesigned” the piece with flair and refinement.