Suzanne Lounge ChairPrice: $2,011.00
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Design by Kazuhide Takahama, 1965.
Harmony, simplicity and serenity characterize the Suzanne Lounge Collection by Japanese designer, Kazuhide Takahama. These marvelously simple pieces, first designed for the Gavina Group of Milan in 1965 (taken over by Knoll International in 1968), are examples of Takahama's gift for fusing Eastern and Western design principles.
The Suzanne Lounge Chair is made of a tubular steel base with a Polished Chrome finish. With its organic lines, distinctive details and supreme comfort, Suzanne provides unlimited seating possibilities for commercial interiors, and is especially suited to universities, public and reception areas and hospitality applications. Offered in a range of KnollTextile fabrics. Select upholstery textile and color.
Suzanne's durable construction with low back, supreme comfort and simple, playful lines make the line an easy fit for knoll kids™, in addition to their longstanding spot in the KnollStudio line of classics. The Suzanne Lounge Seating is Greenguard certified.
Material(s): Tubular steel with highly-resilient foam and fabric (content dependent on textile selection)
- 30.5"W X 35"D X 27"H
- Seat Height: 14.5"H
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It looks beautiful until you sit on it.
By: Janis S., Homeowner (San Diego)
The chair looks fabulous, and Knoll was great about getting samples to me so I have a chair that looks amazing. If you want a chair that people actually want to sit on, this isn't it. It's like sitting on a beautifully upholstered board. Since it isn't returnable, I would not recommend this chair to anyone who actually expects to sit on it.
Designer: Kazuhide Takahama
After graduating from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1953, Takahama went to Italy to work for the Gavina Group. While there, in 1965 he introduced a knocked-down storage unit, called "DaDa", to great acclaim. His simple but well-harmonized work exemplifies his internationally acclaimed talent for his balance of the Japanese aesthetic and Western culture. After graduating from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1953, Takahama went to Italy to work for the Gavina Group. While there, in 1965 he introduced a knocked-down storage unit, called "DaDa", to great acclaim. His simple but well-harmonized work exemplifies his internationally acclaimed talent for his balance of the Japanese aesthetic and Western culture.View other products by Kazuhide Takahama
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