September 17, 2016

Lounge Chairs and Ottomans: Artifort Model F587 Leather, Brown

Get comfy with Artifort's F 587 leather-upholstered lounge chair with optional ottoman in a beautiful soft brown leather.  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. A place of honour near an open fire, with a bearskin rug, a glass of cognac, a well-stocked bookcase and a thick cigar. This handsome lounge leather chair almost begs for it. But this classic example of Geoffrey D. Harcourt's motto "The chair should focus on the person and not vice versa” will feel equally at home in an ordinary living room. Luxurious, comfortable and extremely chic – a lounge with ottoman worthy of Artifort! 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". F587 low : W. 32 ¼" × D. 33 ½" × H. 32 ¼" × SH. 14 ⅙" F587 high : W. 36 ⅕" × D. 36 ⅕" × H. 37 ⅖" × SH. 15"