We admire the slow, stately pace of a tortoise and envy its long life. That’s why, when we took on the brief to come up with a timeless design, a chair that we dream of as we plod back home, inspiration from this unique animal reared its head.
The idea steams from a shell that we can withdraw into, immersing ourselves in a good novel or drifting off to sleep… Its formal simplicity is something of an expression of the studio’s calm personality, although the choice of textiles can add contrasting exuberance.
A tortoise carries its home with it, so our Tortuga, as the chair has been named in Spanish, is warm, cosy, soft and even rotates. A true slow-lounge-chair.
We have put together five colour combinations to make ordering easier: Deep Blue, Emerald, Autumn, Polar and Mist, mixing original fabrics by Febrik and Raf Simons for Kvadrat.
For this project the studio started from the premise of making a chair in which comfort is one of the most important aspects. The armchair is made of polyurethane foam injected with structure. The multiple finishes allows variety of configurations both in tissues and in the legs that are are made of wood and metal. This structure extends into the rest of the collection with rotating seats, puffs and side tables, also made of wood.
Our friendship with Sancal goes back years. Some of their most acclaimed products have sprung from our pens, including the Elephant poufs and the Tartana acoustic hood.
Designed for Sancal