Laid-Back Concrete Armchairs

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Raw yet refined, simple and bold, the classic D’Hauteville Concrete Chair is back in two new silhouettes. The relaxed armchair profile maintains the striking good looks of the original high chair with enhanced comfort. Created by Lyon Beton, designed by Julie Legros and Lavallard Boget, the seats draw inspiration from iconic mid-century chair design with a modern twist; stripped to the bare essentials, naked concrete – a mix of sand, water, and cement — paired with rebar legs evokes a rough, industrial vibe that provides bold contrast to the smooth, modern form. Versatile enough for practically any space, this minimal, brutalist design will leave an impression everywhere it goes. And their scrupulous construction can’t go unnoticed; despite the use of unconventionally harsh materials, Legros and Boget have molded an incredibly ergonomic seat while ultra-fine sanding gives it a smooth finish. D’Hauteville shows a unique appreciation for material and craftsmanship, elevating humble components through a modern lens. The new High Armchair and Low Armchair  are available exclusively in Gessato’s store.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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