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Outdoor ­ 2001
Folding armchair

Polystyrene sheets, foam, PVC, matt chrome steel base, rubber, fabric
Armchair:
780 × 690 x 720 mm
Armchair + head-rest:
780 × 690 x 1000 mm



Ligne Roset, France
Roset S.A BP N°9 01 470 Briord
www.ligne-roset.tm.fr
 



“The « Outdoor » armchair for Ligne Roset folds away, and can be used outside. Everything is based on a principle of sewing and hinges which, when you unfold it, forces the seat and the back into a curvaceous shape, and when folded back again lets them revert naturally to the state of sheets. The s
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eat and the back are cut from sheets of plastic that are then inserted into the sewn part, a bit like the visor of a baseball cap. The base is articulated so that it can be folded. Here, comfort is based on the torsion of the sheets that fold beneath the body’s weight. A sense of reassurance and safety is derived from the fabric, a technical material intended for sport, hyper-resistant to everything. This sheet–based construction isn’t without its problems: its thinness and absence of volume don’t match up to the typical idea that people have of comfort. “

Extracts from the book “ Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec” released by Phaidon in 2003.
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