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F978 Lounge Chair

by Geoffrey Harcourt, from artifort

f978 lounge chair

f978 lounge chair

Design Geoffrey Harcourt, 1968
Foam upholstered shell, aluminum base in chrome or powder coat
Made in The Netherlands by Artifort

The easy chair F978 was designed by Geoffrey Harcourt in 1968 and has now been reintroduced in by Artifort. The comfortable shell seat of the F978 has a hard polyurethane shell. The inner shell is upholstered with Super Bultex foam and dacron and fixed to the hard polyurethane shell. The swivel base is polished aluminium. The F978 is pleasantly futuristic but, at the same time, nostalgic.

F978 is offered with a swivel base, white or black seat shell and upholstered in your choice of a variety of upholstery options. Base can be specified in polished aluminum or powder-coated. Disc base is delivered standard with a felt ring at the underside.

27.2" h | 27.5" w | 29.5" d | seat: 13" h

$3,590.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this item to be created, shipped and delivered)

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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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