The SOMA Chair interprets the draft of a lounge chair in an easy way. Honesty in shape and material, strong in its appearance but reduced on the substance.
The chair consists of several elements. The seating is appealing and filigree but defined as a closed unit. Limited through the stainless steel frame and shaped with vertical elements of a cantilever chair, the SOMA Chair´s leather seating generates a smooth and body adapting seat.
The tubular frame borders the chair and focusses the view on the single layer of natural tanned leather. Tied on to the frame by hand, this leather seating is made to last .
The apeareance of the tubular frame and planar and smooth leather is continued in the lower part of the chair. The casted aluminum stand captures the planar outlook of the seating in its flat tails. A cylinder made of the same material provides the junction to the frame.
Designer: Florestan Schuberth & Janis Fromm
Color: Metal, Fabric (multicolor)
Material: Steel, Aluminium, Leather or Fabric (Kvadrat)
Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 120cm
The SOMA Chair started as an university project featuring the topic of “stringed seating”. We created the concept for a lightweight lounge furniture as well as a first prototype within the given project time.
The result was already promising and the teamwork went great when we decided to take the next step on creating a prototype that involves every process needed to be mass produced.
Next to leather there is also a KVADRAT textile version of the SOMA Chair.
The SOMA Chair was the main project of our both - Florestan’s and Janis’ practical Bachelor exam.