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Once again, the easy chair is built of rounded shells that give it an organic look. An extra shell has been added, creating a higher back, which adds a sturdiness that beautifully complements the new look and makes the chair a statement in any living room.
Patrick Norguet designed the first version of the ASKO chair and this new version with the extended back at the same time. And now, one year later, aer perfections to its production by Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik, it’s ready to be launched.
“We’re really pleased with the first version of the ASKO easy chair and are therefore also proud to present the new design, where the comfort really achieves its apex,” says Niels Jørgensen, CEO at Erik Jørgensen Furniture.
“The ASKO chair should be a reinterpretation of Erik Jørgensen Furniture, where crasmanship meets modernity in beautiful design,” explains the designer, Patrick Norguet.
With the introduction of the new back, it once again becomes clear that Patrick has enormous respect for Erik Jørgensen Furniture’s design history. Its generous round shapes are distinguishing marks of Erik Jørgensen’s knowledge of upholstery.
In common with the first version, the new ASKO chair rests on an elegant metal base and features a swivel function, which adds a grace and ease to the chair. Both versions are available in leather and fabric.
At 48 years of age, the French designer has worked with brands ranging from Cappellini to McDonalds. His most well-known piece is the Rainbow chair for Cappellini, which is on display at the MOMA in New York. Patrick studied design at ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris, aer which he worked for Louis Vuitton, where he oversaw all their visual communication. In 2002 he started his own design studio.
Drawing inspiration from everything that surrounds him, Patrick Norguet does not follow trends but seeks to give shape to products whose relevance and modernity will withstand the test of time. His designs are a synthesis of French elegance and Nordic minimalism. From consumer products to luxury objects, he leaves an impression of authenticity and elegance. Today, he is an essential figure on the international design scene.
He has received countless awards, including the Red Dot Design Award 2016, GQ Designer of the Year, and the Wallpaper * Design Award 2013. In 2015, Wallpaper * placed him in the top 100 on their list of the 200 most influential designers.