Marc Newson’s Embryo Chair is an undisputed classic of modern furniture-designs. With its organic forms and the combination of extravagant design and comfort the armchair ensured high attention when it emerged. Today the Embryo Chair is produced by the Italian manufacturer Cappellini.
Something like the Embryo Chair has never been viewed before. Accordingly large has been the furore when the young Marc Newson first presented his armchair in 1988. Indeed the designer has already attracted attention before with his streamlined and futuristic designs, the Embryo Chair however, has 1988 been one of Newson’s first great projects and the perfect embodiment of his design-style at the same time: strong colours meet curved, nearly sensual forms that, fulfilled by metallic frames do have a slightly futuristic approach.
Like the abstract sculpture of an unborn child, the voluminous body of the Embryo Chair lays on its three legs. Despite of the extravagant design the soft armchair offers a comfortable seating experience and thereby embodies the symbiosis of creativity and comfort. The frame of the Embryo Chair is today made by Cappellini out of chromed steel and ensures the necessary stability. The seating comfort is ensured by a cushioning of polyurethane foam, coated with elastic fabrics.
Marc Newson is the designer that maybe identifies himself the most with the pop-culture and that has partly also characterized it in the past years. The Embryo Chair does, for example, show its design expression with the characteristic combination of curved forms and strong, flashy colours. According to the Newson philosophy thereby Cappellini offers the Embryo Chair in different, strong colours today.
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