sprite side chair

sprite side chair

Design Ross Lovegrove, 2004
Molded plywood shell, chrome base
Made in USA by Knoll

Boldly modern, the Sprite stacking chair embodies Lovegrove's "organic essentialism", inspired by elements from the natural world and reshaped in futuristic forms. Ross Lovegrove achieves practicality and expressiveness in Sprite, his interpretation of the quintessential side chair. The balance Lovegrove realizes between comfort and striking combinations of finishes - including exuberant colors and exotic wood surfaces - results in a chair of unsurpassed quality. Constructed of a sinuous molded wood shell, which gives the chair its contemporary appearance, Lovegrove has proportioned Sprite for workplaces, schools and residences.

Lovegrove is inspired by forms of the natural world, the possibilities of new manufacturing techniques and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users. Whether creating a luxury leather bag collection or a plastic thermos flask, Lovegrove's humanistic approach and organic sensibility have set a direction for design in the next century.

Sprite offers a variety of color combinations and finishes to accommodate aesthetic and budgetary requirements. Also available as an arm chair and with optional seat cushion. Sprite chair can be stacked 8-10 chairs high.

22" w | 32" h | 22" d | seat: 17" h

$396.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove studied design at Manchester Polytechnic and trained at the Royal College of Art in London. He has contributed to the design of the Sony Walkman and Apple computers, been in-house designer for Knoll International in Paris, co-member of the Atelier de Nimes, and acted as a design consultant to Luis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermés. In 1990, he created Studio X in London. Lovegrove is inspired by forms of the natural world, the possibilities of new manufacturing techniques, and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer’s seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.
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