Launched at NeoCon 2023, Normal Studio’s relaxed Wrap lounge chair for Muuto lays a padded jacket (offered in textiles from Kvadrat and Rohleder) over powder-coated steel. The draped seating collection’s oversized cushioning conceals its minimalist frame to create a chair that both looks and feels like a floating cloud. The gathering of fabric on the armrest — which recalls gentle smile lines — is a standout detail.
Darran Furniture’s Dove collection includes three styles — a dining chair, a rocking chair and a lounge chair (shown). A moulded PET shell tucks into the design’s hardwood frame with a slight overhang, forming an intriguing lip that encourages you to take full advantage of the armrests.
Like an exquisitely tailored gown, Patricia Urquiola’s Plumon lounger features a ribbed “dress” that hugs the curves of a teak frame. While modest in width, the Kettal armchair’s deep seat still provides ample comfort. For an extra dose of coziness, the design is also offered in a range of bouclé fabrics.
Offered as a loveseat and in two- or three-seater configurations, Jehs + Laub’s design for Davis Furniture evokes a hug with relaxed, curved arms that drape outward to invite groups in. The Cape sofa’s simple steel frame is available in over 30 powder-coated colours, while its stitching is nearly invisible except for the strong French seam that runs along the edge to add a bit of couture flair.
Office seating nods to residential curtains by folding upholstery over steel or wood frames.