The Fly Chair by Patrick Norguet

February 11, 2010

French designer Patrick Norguet has created the Fly Chair for the Swedish manufacturer OFFECCT

In launching the Fly chair, OFFECCT has drawn on the skills of one of France’s most interesting designers. Patrick Norguet worked on the project for four years before he and the design team at OFFECCT found the right technology to produce the chair.

“It is really not a complicated design,” he says. “What was difficult was to find a manufacturer who could make the technical textile with the minimum possible environmental impact.”

A first glance at Fly makes one think of the Far East, and Norguet compares the shape of the chair to the helmet worn by Japanese samurai. Fly has an organic design language in which the fabric itself creates much of the shape by being stretched over the metal frame.

Because very little energy is used to make the fabric, Fly meets OFFECCT’s high demands for sustainable production. The company maintains a continual dialogue with both its suppliers and manufacturers about how best to produce environmentally friendly products.