In an abstract – but apt – interpretation of how it feels to lazily lounge on a simple swimming pool floatie, Hightower has introduced the Flote lounge chair and sofa. Almost spherical in shape and generously padded, the furniture pieces support a sense of comfort and relaxation.
The angle of the Flote lounge chair seat coupled with the enveloping wrap-around arms creates a cocooning effect that embraces the sitter while the coordinating footstool creates balance. With the sofa, personal space is maintained thanks to the roomy expanse that can easily accommodate up to three people; the same wraparound arms also provide a feeling of seclusion.
An exposed and sloped steel framework adds structural reinforcement and hoists the cushions to an accessible height.
All three pieces in the Flote seating collection feature a trio of options for the tailored seam detailing – an oversized welt, chunky zipper or classic double-needle stitch.
The Flote seating collection is available in a wide range of upholstery options with contrasting or matching seams (the zipper version comes in four standard colours with the opportunity for custom hues), and the metal portion can be powder-coated in one of 13 colourways that range from pale and muted to vibrant and poppy.