Elevate Seating by Marc Venot for FLOWN

October 3, 2012

French designer Marc Venot has created the Elevate seating for FLOWN.


Description from Marc Venot

It all started when Flown offered me to work on a panel made out of resin, formerly used to cover the inside of a long distance plane.

This panel is a very special recognizable piece of material, curved, with windows through we so many time admired the earth from the sky perspective. Plane brings magical and mysterious feelings.

Therefore, the idea was to take this plane panel as raw material, and to use it to create a new product. In planes, it is used in a very repetitive way and appears as a sequence. Hence it was logical to use this repetition as an inspiration to create the future product.

While thinking about it’s original use, it was obvious for me to interpret this panel as something to be seated next to. That is how I came to imagine a concept of an evolutive seat, the plane panel being the central piece of the system. Indeed it is an open concept of seats, it can evolve from a single easy chair to a meridienne, a sofa or even a complete entrance hall or airport hall composition. The design offers thus a very wide perspective of composition.

The shape of the chair has been designed around this very rich and evocative plane piece which creates a kind of micro architecture inside our interiors. The chair is based on the contrast between the outside made out of the panel -strong, smooth, and colorful- and the inside – made of soft and comfortable Kvadrat textileoffering a warm and muffle atmosphere. Once hitched together the two parts are heightened on feet in order to keep the very light aspect of the chair.



Designer: Marc Venot

Manufacturer: FLOWN