In form it is a soft wave-like affair, but in terms of behaviour Boulevard makes a bigger point: “Today people are on the move, but most of the time we have to stop and think, reply to or check something, a brief moment where we need a seat,” says the studios co-founder Jonathan Sabine, “If you make a piece of furniture designed specifically for this purpose then you valorise it, you legitimise it in a sense, it is no longer a marginal thing, it brings the purpose of short-dwelling to life.”
The installation of Proto is not only fundamentally adaptable to its context but also flexible to any environment—a testament that the use of Proto is constantly evolving. The way +Halle and Ross developed the design of the upholstery together for the Proto collection contributed to a qualitative, tailored and comforting finish.
As the intuition is to turn the seats, the collection proofs an interesting flexible landscape of open and closed encounters. “Even the way people intuitively place two high Proto chairs next to each other, with arms touching, provides a little room, or a small, improvised habitual structure,” says Ross.
This minimal series of soft wing shapes, resting on two columns, utilise a woven configuration to make multiple dwelling spaces, borrowing from the minimal ideas of fallen logs in the woods, and urban sets of stairs. The system that emerges out of Levels, subsequently, lends itself to a natural, intuitive behaviour.
“Based on the discussions with +Halle and the other studios throughout the briefing process, we investigated the essentials for taking a break. Beginning with the simple bench seat we used repetition to gain complexity and flexibility,” Löfgren explains, “The cross-over is what sparks curiosity and invites anyone to find their own spot to rest and contemplate.”
Collection in ashwood composed by dining chair and armchairs. Seat and back can be upholstered with fabric, vinyl or leather.
Design by Rodolfo Dordoni
The guiding theme for the Torno series is the purpose of mobility. Simple, effortless and without snobbery, the series offers aluminium chairs and tables that are easy to adjust to individual needs – indoor and otdoor. With chairs designed in open configurations, the collection supports self-determined lives, giving the user a range of options for exploiting how they would like to sit. Moveable chairs and tables allow different people to make their space their own—providing a good seating experience, in an airport, a café, park or studio.
Collection in ashwood composed by dining armchair and lounge armchair with frame in steam bent ashwood and back upholstered or woven in nautical rope, and by barstool with wooden or upholstered back. Upholstered seat.
Collection of stools and benches in ashwood with upholstered seats. Available with optional handle in fabric or black saddle leather and power bank to charge smartphones via USB.
Collection in ashwood, composed by dining chair and armchair with wooden arms, stackable. Back available in wood, upholstered or cane.
Upholstery in fabric, vinyl or leather.
Stacking chair in ashwood or oakwood. Seat: wood or wood with upholstered seat pad , in fabric, vinyl or leather.
Dining chair in ash wood, seat handwoven in artificial rope, in one or two colors.
Lisboa chair can be used on its own or in large groups that look great in any space. The variety of choices makes it easy to find a suitable solution for various purposes and environments.