Ogi is a chair that blossoms. The back and arm rests resemble flower petals, and it sits on a brushed steel base that allows it to swivel like blooms swirling in the breeze. It was designed by Anders Nørgaard, a Danish furniture designer who has worked with BoConcept since 1999. As someone who grew up spending holidays with furniture makers, he sees furniture design as objects that have to be functional, beautiful and fit for use in our daily lives. Ogi comes with a matching footstool on a brushed steel base, and both are available in a wide variety of fabric and leather upholstery.
By Lassen: The Tired Man
The name of this chair says it all. Flemming Lassen originally designed The Tired Man for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition in 1935. In the past 81 years, its generous proportions and overstuffed aesthetics has only grown more beloved with age. Its curved back with button tufting, huge armrests, and tiny metal and wooden feet invites people to flop down. As Lassen puts it, weary people sitting in it should feel “as warm and safe as a polar bear cub in the arms of its mother in the middle of the ice cap”. It is available in a range of fabrics and sheepskin upholstery.
Bokja is a Lebanese company founded in 2000 by textile collector Huda Baroudi and furniture collector Maria Hibri. The two women’s vision of redefining traditional Levantine textiles with a distinctive woman’s voice is a bold patchwork of vintage fabrics and embroideries that tell new stories when upholstered onto contemporary pieces of furnishings and as art installations. The word bokja originates from Turkey and refers to a piece of cloth used to wrap a bride’s dowry. Available through colourliving in an exhibition co-curated with 3812 Gallery, Bokja’s classic collection includes the bold Couture armchair, a striking menagerie of colour that is unique to each chair.
Indigo Living: Mosley
There is nothing quite like having a favourite leather club chair to curl up with a good book by a fireplace on a cold winter’s day. Indigo Living has updated the traditional gentleman’s club chair with clean lines that curve gently at the corners, fitted it with a contemporary sensibility, and sized it to slip into many Hong Kong apartments. Yet it still has the old-fashioned aesthetics of sumptuous chairs that lets the body sink comfortably right in. Mosley comes in brown or grey leather upholstery designed to weather nicely over time with minimal maintenance, and dark-stained wooden feet.