Key facts

Product:
Satellite
Family:
Satellite
Manufacturer:
OFFECCT >
Designer:
Richard Hutten >
Architonic ID:
1289809
Country:
Sweden
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Seating-Armchairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >
Seating-Armchairs >

Product family

Concept

Dutch designer Richard Hutten set out to design an easy chair for activity based spaces. The result is Satellite, a spinning easy chair for a digital lifestyle with high comfort and round playful features. “Architects always draw circles very fast to indicate where to position chairs on their floor plans. To me, the circle is the most elegant form, there are no bulky sides and it can go in all directions, which means it’s never out of place”, says Richard Hutten. Satellite sits on three legs with a side table attached that can orbit around the seating 180 degrees, making it suitable for both left- and right-handed people. The size and use of material has been scaled back without compromising the comfort and functionality of the chair. “We did a lot of research on the size. It should look inviting, comfortable and spacious, but at the same time light, compact and flexible enough to move around. That is a contradic- tion. How big is big enough and how small can we go and still have these qualities? But we succeeded”, says Richard Hutten.

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