Today Hem and Faye Toogood released their collaborative Puffy Lounge Chair, the debut piece in the upcoming Puffy Seating Collection. If comfort and a modern aesthetic are on your must-have checklist for furniture, this is a great place to start. The lounge chair’s tubular structure is just visible beneath its removable upholstery that resembles an ultra cozy duvet.
“The idea behind the Puffy Seating Collection is to emphasize the two almost contradictory ideas at play in the furniture,” Toogood says of the design. “First, stability and strength, highlighted by leaving the stainless-steel framework on display; and second, comfort and reassurance, in the form of the puffy upholstery. The resulting pieces have a dependable durability coupled with all the enveloping warmth of a familiar duvet.”
The full collection will include a range of tactile chairs and stools that offer a fresh take on steel-framed furniture. The Puffy Lounge Chair is available in three upholstery colors and three frame finishes that can be mixed and matched. The steel frames come in Sandblasted Stainless Steel, Powder Coated Black Grey and Powder Coated Cream. The duvet is available in Natural Canvas, Anthracite Canvas and a Sand colored Leather.
Hem founder and CEO, Petrus Palmér says of the collaboration: “I’ve always admired Faye’s work; it is utilitarian, yet extremely rich with reference. She borrows freely from a multitude of cultures and expressions, but always makes it distinctly her own. To be able to work together has been an ambition of mine since first starting Hem. The launch of the Puffy Chair realizes this ambition and culminates over two years of research and design development. It has been a real labor of love and we look forward to introducing this distinctive new design to our portfolio, as well as continuing the journey with the launch of the full Puffy Seating Collection in the near future.”
To learn more about the Puffy Lounge Chair, visit hem.com.
Photos by Heiko Prigge, except where noted.