Key facts

Product:
Keystone | Raf Simons
Family:
Keystone
Manufacturer:
Please Wait to be Seated >
Designer:
OS & OOS >, Oskar Peet >, Sophie Mensen >
Architonic ID:
1306100
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2014
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Sofas >
Groups:
Seating-Sofas >

Product description

Upholstered with textiles. Kvadrat / Raf Simons: Green / Pink / Grey.

Product family

Concept

The keystone holds the arch, one of the oldest and strongest and of all architectural forms. The KEYSTONE lounge chair comprises three autonomous yet symbiotic elements: a concrete back that buttresses the spine, a gently curved ceramic arch for your sit-bone, and the wedge-shaped rubber voussoir that supports and completes the arch. The chair was originally a 450-kilo sculpture, exhibited at a Milanese art gallery in 2014. Thomas Ibsen from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED approached its Dutch designers, OS & OOS, and said, “Why not get this down to 30 kilos and upholster it? Turn it into a comfortable and practical piece of furniture?”
He then teamed up with Kvadrat to use their exclusive Raf Simons design collection. The chair has since become a collectors’ item, sold to galleries and contemporary art showrooms across the globe. A word of warning, though: it’s not just sit-bone friendly; kids love clambering all over it. So the chair gets our one-off label: PWTBSBTOYSFK (Please Wait to be Seated But Take Off Your Shoes First, Kids).

COLOUR & MATERIAL
The Keystone chair is upholstered with textiles from the Kvadrat collection and produced by PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED.

KVADRAT / RAF SIMONS: Green / Pink / Grey
KVADRAT / CODA2: Peach / White / Grey

MEASUREMENTS
L 91 cm x W 56 cm x H 80 cm