Institut Paul Bocuse
Photos : Xavier Courraud
For this project we wanted to reintroduce elegance, lightness and fluidity into the universe of community living. Qualities which are often ignored at the expense of facilities which are often rigid and without any aesthetic value. The IPB Chair is available in 11 models based on only one constructive pattern.
The finishing of the shells varies as per the context of usage – wood, textile and leather. We wanted to create a model of chair suitable for the industrial tools of the company Souvignet. Thus we developed a system of legs in aluminum tubes shaped by a 3D bender and lacquered. The crux of this system is situated at the junction of the legs and the armrest of the chair, under the shell. An engraved and galvanized aluminum plate visually assembles the accumulation of tubes. This accumulation is merged with a molded, generous wooden shell. The entire construction enhances the craftsmanship of the art of sewing and a converging vision of the excellence of craft and the French industry.