Nigel Coates presents the BISTROTSTUHL lunch armchair, another exclusive contemporary interpretation of the traditional Thonet collection, which replicates the sinuous shapes of the LEHNSTUHL lounge chair and the BODYSTUHL chair.
This is an extremely comfortable and ergonomic chair which stands out for its sculpted anthropomorphic backrest that evokes the triangular shape of human shoulder blades. The backrest detail is inspired by CAFÉSTUHL, the other piece added by Coates in 2016, but in BISTROTSTUHL this detail is exasperated: the chair’s organic lines, in harmony with its refined proportions, literally envelop whoever sits in it, with no solution for continuity, from the backrest to the armrests. This elegant piece conceived for homes with a strong designer look but also suitable for contract spaces, features a serpentine pattern under the seat of the chair, an element which appears on all pieces designed by Coates for GTV.
is an English architect and designer. Its mission is to merge art and intelligence with architecture and design. Regardless of space or object, Coates interprets it with passion, irony and spontaneity. After graduating from the Architectural Association, he immediately demonstrated his genius in the field of architecture.
His narrative philosophy translates into construction, interior design and exhibitions around the world, especially in the United Kingdom and Japan.
His experimental works have been exhibited both in artistic and design contexts, as in the case of the ArkAlbion exhibitions in 1984 and Ecstacity in 1992 at the Architectural Association, Mixtacity in 2007 at the Tate Modern and Hypnerotosphere in 2008 at the Venice Architecture Biennale .
The production of Coates is internationally recognized and significant examples of his work are present in the collections of various museums, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the FRAC of Orleans.
Recently he has focused on furnishing design and lighting systems; collaborates with many Italian companies, including Alessi, Fratelli Boffi, Poltronova and Slamp.