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 generates a flexible and body adapting space.
The tubular frame borders the chair and focusses the view on the stretched and shaped fabric. Attached with zippers, many opportunities of individualization are given.
The combination of the tubular frame and planar and stretched fabric is continued in the lower part of the chair. The casted aluminum stand captures the planar outlook of the stretched fabric 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, Fabric (Kvadrat), Leather
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.
The SOMA Chair was the main project of our both - Florestan’s and Janis’ practical Bachelor exam.