Multisensory design which calls out to be stroked, interpreted through touch and constantly re-processed.
Its sinuous lines reach out into the space around it. Solids and voids, absences that become presences when they encounter light, air, the human body. The holes in the backrest, like a perforated screen, create enchanting games of light and shade, like the dappling of sunlight through tree leaves. Versatile, light, and very durable: Supernatural shakes off the usual role of prestigious object of design to become part of daily life, be it in the home or in public spaces.
One-piece reinforced polypropylene. Seat pad: heat-molded flame-retardant fabric bonded to foam. Chairs can be stacked up to 8 high.
Born in 1958, Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career at Frogdesign, where he was assigned to projects for Apple and Sony. Lovegrove went
on to work throughout Europe, then later returned to England. Since founding his own design practice in 1986, he has collaborated with some of the world's most outstanding design manufacturers. He is currently working on a number of projects in Japan where he enjoys unparalleled success as a European designer.