chaise longue

chaise longue

Design Geoffrey Harcourt, 1970
Foam upholstered tubular steel frame
Made in The Netherlands by Artifort

Countless designers have been inspired by the idea behind the chaise. Here is Geoffrey Harcourt's majestic interpretation from 1970. A perfect seat on which to stretch out and unwind like royalty. Stylish and monumental, a distinct piece for the modern interior.

75.6" L | 26" h | 35.8" d | seat: 11" h

$5,953.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this sofa to be created, shipped and delivered)

Geoffrey Harcourt

Geoffrey Harcourt graduated from the High Wycombe School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He opened his own studio in London by 1961. His well-known chaise lounge has inspired countless designers. In his lifetime he has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Royal College of Art for work of special distinction, for a chair which was then manufactured by Artifort and remains in the permanent collect of 20th Century designs at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, the Steidlijk Museum, Amsterdam, and is currently manufactured by Emmemobili of Cantu, Italy. His work has been exhibited at the Stiedlijk Museum, Prague Museum of Decorative Arts 1972, The Science Museum, London 1972.
The foundations of Artifort were laid by Jules Wagemans. In 1890, he set up business as an upholsterer in Maastricht. His son, Henricus Wagemans, expanded the company into a furniture factory, which had a showroom in Amsterdam by the end of the 1930’s and was already well known nationally. The economic recession of the nineteen thirties forced H. Wagemans & Van Tuinen, as the furniture company was then known, to create a distinctive profile. The emphasis came to lie on functionality, comfort, and quality combined with aesthetically pleasing design and an innovative use of materials. The new brand name became Artifort, derived from the Latin word 'ars' meaning “art or knowledge”, and 'fortis' meaning “strong or powerful.”
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