swamp r lounge chair

swamp r lounge chair

Design Michiel van der Kley, 2009
Upholstery, foam
Made in Holland by Artifort

Allow yourself a moment of ultimate relaxation and sink deep into the Swamp. Because the Swamp is a comfortable upholstered lounge whose seat and back rest seem to sink away into the depths. Sinking into the Swamp feels like disappearing in a warm embrace, so let yourself go and relax.

Michiel van der Kley has been working since 1987 as a designer. He is currently working on a variety of projects for several Dutch manufacturers. Michiel has contributed a number of unique designs to Artifort's prestigious furniture line.

The Swamp is the latest of Michiel van der Kley's creations for Artifort. Inviting and extremely comfortable, it is available in four versions. Swamp R is a one-person chair while Swamp XL is perfect as a snug, seductive loveseat. Swamp P and PXL are amazingly comfortable pouffes that make ideal footstools for the Swamp R and XL but can also be used on their own as an extra seat.

Swamp R is also available with different seat and exterior fabrics. Please call for details. Please note that pleats in the fabric can not be avoided.

swamp R: 33.8" w | 32.6" d | 34.8" h

$1,883.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special item to be created and delivered to your location)

Michiel Van Der Kley

Michiel van der Kley (b. 1962) decided to become a designer around 1987, after learning about 1920’s design, specifically the Bauhaus movement. By 1989, he was designing and producing furniture for his own company. He would later cease his self-production in favor of just designing, and secured production deals from leading furniture companies, including Artifort and Arco. Since 2007, van der Kley has been focused on designing products that create their own energy. This represents an ideological shift from merely designing beautiful things, to designing things that solve problems, be they of energy or environmental concern. For example, he created a sustainable material, a sort of plastic-paper that he used to make lights, originating from a local, biodegradable Nepalese paper and a special glue.
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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