Key facts

Product:
Trifidae lounge chair leather
Family:
Trifidae
Manufacturer:
Prostoria >
Designer:
Numen/For Use >
Architonic ID:
1527261
Country:
Croatia
Launched:
2017
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >

Product description

Trifidae are a family of seats comprising three different armchairs which derive from a single typological and formal origin. Small armchair, high backrest armchair and the enclosing lounge chair share a specific tripartite structure, share similar triangulated forms sprouting from a perceived centre resulting in a characteristically floral in character. When chairs are in use, the tilting of their three main structural segments echoes opening and closing of succulent flower petals. This feature, in combination with their explicit trichotomous nature and star-like shape in perspective view, inspired the botanical title of the series. Although the small armchair differs in size and form from the others, while the high and lounge chair share the same base and armrest, all three are observed as neighbouring species in geometric sequences. The backrest variations in two larger models result in their fundamentally different character. Enclosing backrest produces an introverted, exclusive, formally expressive armchair, shielding its user from the immediate context, while the slim, elevated backrest suggests a more sociable, less reserved quality and usage of the chair.

Product family

Concept

Trifidæ are a family of seats consisting of three different armchairs, deriving from a single typological and formal origin. Consisting of three separate parts, the small armchair, high backrest armchair and the enclosing lounge chair share the same triangulated form with the focal point in the central part, embracing the user’s lumbar area and functioning as an armrest. The tilting of the three parts of the armchairs resembles closing and openings of the petals of flower buds. Regardless to the fact that the small armchair differs in size and form from the others, while the high and the big chair share the same base and the armrest, all three are perceived as neighbouring elements in progressive series. The alternation of the backrest of two bigger chairs results in different characters of the objects. Application of the enclosing backrest provides an introverted, expressive chair, protecting it’s user from his/her surrounding, while the use of the slim, high backrest ends up in an open, extrovert personality and usage of the chair.