Swedish designer Peter Andersson started to play with the lines in his sketchbook for the design of Lammhults’ new Corso easy chair.
“The two-dimensional lines in the sketchbook, which intuitively just felt so obvious, have been translated into a cohesive loop of steel tubing,” states Andersson.
After being approached by Lammhults about producing the design, the result is a piece of furniture with expressive character, but at the same time minimal in its construction and design.
Inspired by the materials seen during a visit to the Lammhults archives, Andersson designed the Corso comprised of a steel tubular frame with a canvas or leather seat.
The easy chair functions as an elegant, relaxed design that is suitable for social and informal contexts.
Linking with Lammhults’ design history in furniture making, the steel tube frame is a famous signature material for the Swedish furniture producer.
The company first started creating designs using the material in 1955, with collections by the company’s founder, Edvin Ståhl (Stål – Ståhl being a direct translation of ‘steel’).
Since then, iconic furnishings for Lammhults were also created using tubular steel in the 1960’s by designers Lindau & Lindekrantz.
Corso by Peter Andersson takes inspiration from these bold, playful archival works, whilst bringing a contemporary spin on the use of material.
“Corso functions as an elegant solitaire, as well as an expressive character in a social and informal context, Andersson comments.
“It is something to settle down in with a book at the library, or to relax into in a hotel lobby with a glass of prosecco, or of course, to rest ones’-tired legs in home in the living room after spending a long day in town.”
The design is available in black or natural color options for canvas or leather upholstery as standard, and steel available as powder-coated of chromium-plated.
The simplicity of the design is also reflected through its resource-efficient construction.
The frame gives the easy chair a soft, resilient effect both through its shape and construction, whilst the design also utilizes a minimal amount of upholstery, without compromising on comfort.
The design also uses natural, durable materials to prolong the product lifecycle, and like other Lammhults’ pieces, is easily taken apart for replacement or recycling.
Project: Corso Chair
Designers: Peter Andersson
Manufacturer: Lammhults Möbel AB