Percy is the new Lounge Chair for collective spaces designed by Nicole Marion for NaughtOne, the British furniture brand part of the MillerKnoll Collective.
It is functional and extremely comfortable in line with NaughtOne’s business ethos “to design beautifully simple pieces, designed to withstand time, trends and wear.”
The featuring element is the solid, fluid and uninterrupted line of the structure; the bold graphic profile of the frame is emphasized by the contrast with the soft cushioned upholstery.
The young Canadian designer Nicole Marion says she was attracted by this combination of hard metal and soft covering.
“I wanted to play with visually softening the metal to create a cohesive, curvaceous look. I love working with metal and steel as it’s an incredibly durable, industrial material, but it can also bend and flow. This allowed us to create the continuous curve forming the cushion frame. The design we landed on has a timeless look, almost as if it’s always existed. But it’s also unique – and can be dressed up or down, easily adapting to many environments and personal styles.”
It is therefore perfect for livening up waiting and informal areas in offices, universities, hotels and any hospitality environment; the functional design and simple structure provide the perfect foundation for customisation: 16 colors are available for the frame and over 100 upholstery options, leading to a wide range of potential combinations.
Stephen Floyd, Creative Director, NaughtOne, commented: “Percy is special for two reasons. Firstly, it’s a little unconventional but in a really charming way. Secondly, we’re used to seeing really thin tubular frame chairs, but this is a chunky tubular frame chair that fully takes advantage of our RAL palette.”
Already in the prototype phase it had been awarded at the Interior Design Show in Toronto for its qualities in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Now the collection was launched and new prizes and accolades await it.