Eric Degenhardt presents his new lounge chair especially designed for places where informal encounters happen-areas, such as libraries, lobbies and even living zones.
The steel frame with a soft padded, seamless and structured cover seems to hover on a light and precise aliminium cast base. By using shaped knitting technology a high degree of seated comfort is provided.
The range is completed by footstool and a matching three-legged side table-head and armrest versions to follow.

The chair has been launched at the Orgatec and manufactured by WILKHAHN

Eric Degenhardt was born in Cologne, Germany. He studied Architecture at the Rheinisch Westfälisch Technische Hochschule in Aachen and has worked on several architectonical projects before he switched his focus towards furniture and industrial design - after spending a time in London. Taking his idea of space and architecture, it was a logical step to move away from the big scale and move towards the smaller scale. It is the furniture and the products, together with the users, that finally define the function of an architectonical space.

He tends towards formal lightness-letting the pieces hover, with sleek shapes and clean details and a minimum of different materials. Since setting up his own studio in Cologne in 2000, he has developed furniture, packaging and architectonical spaces for International clients including: BASF coatings (Germany), Boffi (Italy), Aerome (USA), COR (Germany), Object Collection (Canada), Paola Lenti (Italy), Progetti (Italy), Lamu (Germany), Richard Lampert (Germany), Wilkhahn (Germany),...

Many of his designs have received international design awards - the cup sofa is nominated for the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2009.
He was guest professor at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy).

lounge chair for Wilkhahn - IN/OUT chair - and Hirche lounge chair for Richard Lampert

chair and footstool for Wilkhahn - CUP sofa for Richard Lampert

 photographer: Tillmann Franzen

Eric Degenhardt for Wilkhahn

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