Lounge Chair Opper by Gregoire de Lafforest

Leather and marble may not seem like natural bedfellows but they come together perfectly in the ‘Lounge Chair Opper’, created by French designer Gregoire de Lafforest for Galerie Gosserez in Paris.

A stunning take on the 1970s motorcycle saddle, the chair is stylish and comfortable with a gently curving leather seat supported by a luxurious Carrara marble base.

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Opper’s quilted leather surface upholsters a soft and lightly dense foam inside with the rigid marble axis uniting the two elements. The marble block extends sideways to form a supporting table and adds a further element of self-sufficiency to this elegant and functional furniture design.

 

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While it may look like a solid block of marble, with the impression of dense heaviness, the supporting base is hollow. This allows for the storage of cushions or a throw to round out the experience of comfort. The two pieces are also separable, allowing for easy transportation.

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The Lounge Chair Opper is a functional piece of art worthy of a place in the finest living space.  It’s another example of the outstanding work from this talented interior architect and designer, whose designs include the Hermes headquarters in Paris, Cartier boutiques and the Ciel de Paris restaurant atop the Montparnese Tower.

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