Dimensions

Width 84 cm
Depth 86 cm
Height 85 cm
Weight 25 kg
Base diameter 59 cm
Seat height 35 cm
Tube diameter 4.7 cm

Materials

Base finish P10 - Black RAL 9005 structure
Base material Steel
Fixed upholstery Yes
Foam material Cutted Foam
Shell material Beech Wood
Upholstery Main Line Flax MLF01 Aldgate

Specification

Note Disc is delivered standard with plastic ring at the underside
Year 1985

In 1967, Harcourt designed a series of swivel armchairs with trumpet bases, based on a shellshaped template.

The shell is large enough to curl up in and is the paragon of his philosophy that “the chair should focus on the person, and not the other way around.” To begin with, there are different versions of the chair for men and women (with high and low backs respectively). These were later followed by models with stitched edging, fixed cushions and deep-buttoned padding.


Geoffrey Harcourt

Geoffrey D. Harcourt (1935) trained at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1962, he designed his first series of small office fauteuils for Artifort. His designs introduced Artifort to the international market for contract design. In the beginning, Harcourt designed mostly seats for reception areas. His first design for Artifort, the 042 series in 1963, was an immediate international success. His philosophy is that the chair should focus on the person and not the other way around. “First the person, then the chair.” Harcourt has won many prizes and in 1978 was awarded the title of "Royal Designer for Industry".


Design that endures. Design that is authoritative.