Re Trouve Highback Chair by Coalesse
designed by Patricia Urquiola
The Re-Trouve Collection by Patricia Urquiola is inspired by the meeting of the present and the past: nostalgic design from the fifties with its curls and spirals combined with modern production.
About the Designer
Patricia Urquiola began training as a student in architecture at Faculdad de Arquitectura de Madri before graduating in design from Politecnico di Milano in 1989, where she studied under Achille Castiglione.
In 1991, as head of the product development team at De Padova, Urquiola designed her first commercial furniture pieces (in collaboration with Vico Magistretti). They were highly imaginative yet functionally pragmatic, an appealing combination that has defined her work since.
From 1993 to 1996, Urquiola owned a studio with two friends, accepting commissions in architecture, interiors, showrooms, and restaurants. From 1996 to 2000 she managed the design group Lissoni Associati, then opened her own studio in Milan, focusing on product design, displays, and architecture.
On Re-Trouve: "Re-Trouve's inspiration came from the marvelous icon chairs of the '50's, so full of curls and doodles. I wanted to create new models which would bring together a re-interpretation of this old-fashioned design with a more humorous twist, produced with numerical control technology." The geometricdesign gives three-dimensionality to the pieces.
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.
The Re-Trouve Highback Chair is 100 percent recyclable and is made of 34 percent recycled content.
Coalesse designs its products in a way that minimizes the use of co-mingled components, making disassembly and recycling easier.
The Re-Trouve Furniture collection is SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certified.
Materials & Measurements
Hot-dipped steel, rod, hand welded with an outdoor grade powder coat finish and PVS glides.
Overall: 41.25" h x 30" w x 24" d