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Grace | Ebony with steel frame
Birgit Hoffmann >, Christoph Kahleyss >, Hoffmann Kahleyss Design >
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In designing Grace, Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss got their inspiration from the soft elegance of leather draped loosely over a chair. Early on, it became clear that the particular charm of the new piece would require especially thick leather as a contrast to a delicate frame, and this represented a not inconsiderable challenge for the design duo. Leather is, after all, a natural material, and designers need to harness its characteristics in order to turn their ideas into reality. With its finely-positioned open stitches, the leather used is at once robust and elegant, full of archaic heft yet with an undeniable grace. Hence the name of the chair, which presents leather in its purest form and offers unparalleled comfort: Grace. This chair is the result of more than 400 hours of work, distilled into a finished piece which really earns its name. Thecovering is available in four different shades of leather: Ebony, Coffee, Cognac & Anthracite

Width: 61 cm
Height: 82 cm
Depth: 61 cm
Seat height: 47 cm / Armrest hight: 63 cm

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The name Grace should be reminiscent of strong and self-confident women like Grace Kelly or Grace Jones. For the designers Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss it was clear early on that a particularly thick leather, contrasting with a fine frame, would make the model so attractive. In the video, the designers talk about the design process and guide through the production.

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