We cherish an armchair with such a clear Artifort signature as the F500 series.
Such a classic armchair is part of our collection and is therefore still available in many variants.
Designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI distinguished itself with this series of swivel armchairs by the comfortable shape and striking upholstery. The idea for the F500 armchair arose because the girlfriend of Harcourt RDI liked to curl up in a cross-legged position. He was fascinated by this very feminine attitude. That resulted in the F500: a chair that has all the comfort of an easy chair, and wide enough to meet this unusual seating area.
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".