Ivy Lounge Chair by Coalesse
designed by Paola Navone
A striking design with a substantial presence- this is a perfect option for outdoor seating, available in numerous colors.
The Ivy Collection by Paola Navone is inspired by the ancient art of topiary, creating "furniture-sculptures" that are light and minimal, exploiting the versatility of the metal.
Ivy Lounge Chair Features:
- Optional weather-resistant cushions
- SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certified
- Steel mesh and rod frame
- 100% recyclable
About the Designer
Born in Turin, Italy, Paola Navone graduated in 1973 in architecture from the Turin Politecnico. From 1970 to 1980, she worked alongside Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Andrea Branzi in the Alchimia group, the most progressive set on the Italian design scene. Navone developed a highly-productive and stimulating avant-garde stance early in her career, which gained her the prestigious Osaka International Design Award in 1983; bestowed for the first time that year.
Between 1985 and 1988, she was a consultant for the UN-UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization-mission in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. She later moved to Milan although she is first and foremost a citizen of the world. Driven by her extreme interest in the most widely differing cultures- she travels a great deal, bowing to a natural inclination to cross boundaries, and not only geographical ones. Also inspired by the ancient art of topiary: the ornamental pruning of trees and hedges, Navone's Emu Ivy series is light and minimal, exploiting the ingenuity, creativity and the extreme versatility of metal.
In her long and many-sided career she has switched easily between the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, critic, teacher and organizer of exhibitions and events, both independently and for select clients such as Armani Casa, Emu, Knoll International, Alessi, Piazza Sempione, Mondo, Driade, Molteni, Natuzzi, and Swarovski. She has handled art direction at Gervasoni since 1998, in addition to designing most of the collections personally.
About the Manufacturer
Coalesse furniture brings a new vision to the workplace and the home. With a refined, unique sense of style and a dedication to utilizing premium quality materials, Coalesse has created a rich selection of furniture for a variety of spaces. It has also set a new standard for sustainable design and manufacturing processes; a product's impact on the earth is considered and taken into account at every step of Coalesse's production process.
Materials & Measurements
Steel mesh and rod frame with outdoor grade powder coat paint, nylon glides, weather-resistant cushions.
Overall: 26" h x 43.25" w x 35.5" d
The Ivy Lounge Chair is 100 percent recyclable and is made of 31 percent recycled content.
The Ivy Furniture collection is SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certified.