Feminine curves and refined proportions define the Huggy collection by French designer Antoine Lesur.
27 April, 2016
When French designer Antoine Lesur set out to design a collection derived from the simplest forms, he began by drawing a bar stool on paper, in consideration of how a child would do it. The resulting form was composed of two basic circles that defined the seat and the footrest, both connected via four supporting pillars. This language was extended into a bar table, two stools, two tables, an armchair and a hanger – forming the Huggy collection.
The Huggy collection bears soft curves with zero sharp edges. This consistent feature inspired the collection’s namesake, as Lesur explains, “the collection is like a ‘hug’. There are no sharp angles or edges. You can never hurt yourself.”
Each design is seemingly full of character, but at the same time, the pieces bear a restrained aesthetic with well-considered proportions that enable versatile usage. For instance, the armchair is ideal for cafes or bistros due to its reduced form. It takes up minimum space but does not compromise comfort.
Every piece in the Huggy collection was designed to complement other furniture, but they can also be united to function as a set. “I wanted to create something iconic that you can see in a cafe, terrace or restaurant and remember its form. At the same time, each design can exist individually,” elaborates Lesur.
Manufactured by Maiori with a Aluminium T6 body, every piece is lightweight yet sturdy. With Maiori’s signature powder coat, the collection was designed to last across extreme climates.
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