Key facts

Product:
SCHLAUFENSTUHL
Family:
SCHLAUFENSTUHL
Manufacturer:
Girsberger >
Designer:
Designstudio speziell® >
Architonic ID:
1246062
Country:
Switzerland
Launched:
2014
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Executive-Visitors Chairs >
Conference/Meeting-Meeting room chairs >
Hospitality-Restaurant chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >
Executive-Visitors Chairs >
Conference/Meeting-Meeting room chairs >
Hospitality-Restaurant chairs >

Concept

The design of the new Schlaufenstuhl by Girsberger is simple yet impressive. As its name suggests, the chair comprises a closed fabric loop which is fitted on top of a sophisticated wire frame. The loop folds to create a seat, backrest and armrests. The two-tone fabric accentuates the loop design and lends the chair its playful character.

The Schlaufenstuhl was conceived and designed by Speziell Design, a young design company from Offenbach. Sybille Fleckenstein, Jens Pohlmann and Thilo Schwer wanted to design a chair with a load-bearing fabric texture, similar to a director's chair. The result is an unconventional piece of furniture – something between a stool and a chair – which does not need a seat shell or thick padding, but which is nevertheless comfy and easy to handle. The fabric contains a thin layer of padding. The loop, which lends the chair its originality, can be completely dismantled.