The finer points of high-end fashion are making their way into design furniture. Design Contract present selection of armchairs, which reflect the latest fashion tendencies, by Morosso, Gandia Blasco, Mattiazzi, B&B Italia, Brabbu and other design furniture brands. Professional architects and interior designers should get inspired!

Grace by Living Divani

Topstitching, belt loops, collared capes and coattails are the tailored details Giopato & Coombes has worked into a family of four boardroom-ready armchairs, launched this spring by Living Divani. The upholstery, in leather or haberdashery grey, slips over a simple armature like a bespoke jacket.

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Cradle by Moroso 

Benjamin Hubert’s new seat for Moroso seems to employ spandex for its super-flexible backrest, but the designer actually cut a pattern of short dashes into a non-elastic textile, enabling it to stretch with the contours of the body.

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Textile by Gandia Blasco

Ana Llobet is one of the young talents introduced in Milan by outdoor furniture manufacturer Gandia Blasco. She crafted a recyclable polyethylene chair with seams stitched together using a braid of high-tenacity polyester rope. The piece comes in white, sand or bronze, with nine rope colour options.

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NANOOK by Brabbu

Designer Sara Lansa explain the concept “NANOOK is the master of bears, the one who decides the luck of the hunters in the Arctic regions. This armchair blends the beauty and grandiosity of this animal through the robust body covered by white leather. NANOOK armchair embodies a myth from Inuit culture and tells a story while you leave yourself to its comfort”.

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Fionda by Mattiazzi

A loose canvas coat slips over the four corners of Jasper Morrison’s modest but sturdy wooden chair for Mattiazzi. Inspired by a foldaway camp chair from his own living room, the British designer reconstructed the form for indoor use.

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Hive by B&B Italia

These delicate-looking side tables, by Atelier Oï for B&B Italia, are eye catching for their leather surfaces, which look like ruching. The detailing is crafted from scraps left on the cutting-room floor at the company’s manufacturing plant.

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F-A-B Collection by Färg & Blanche

Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche, of Färg & Blanche, have an inventive portfolio of furnishings that cross-pollinates with high fashion. The Swedish designers’ new line starts with a traditional Shaker chair, which they glam up with handcrafted high collars and couture stitching.

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EMMA for GÄRSNÄS  by Färg & Blanche

It’s a hand-sewn, well-tailored armchair that speaks the language of craftsmanship picking up the gauntlet. The needlework here involves both form and function, elevating the classic look to a superior level. Both the seams and the stockinged legs accentuate that “well-dressed” feeling.

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RE COVER Red by Färg & Blanche

Fredrik takes his inspiration from classic tailoring, such as suits and dinner jackets that never go out of style. By using old chairs from flea markets and removing the backrest, replacing it with a new textile dress/structure of moldable polyester felt, he is creating “slow fashion” furniture, giving the old chairs a new glance. Material: Old chairs and a new cover of 100% recyclable polyester felt.

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Mandy Stool by Koket 

This fluid and unusual stool transcends design and jewelry. Conceived from a cuff bracelet, the Mandy stool embellishes any setting with its soft upholstery and a base in twisted high-gloss brass.

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Faz by Vondom

The Faz chairs and matching dining table are the latest addition to a collection that launched in 2010 and now includes blocky loungers, planters and benches. The faceted seat pans, perched atop lacquered metal struts, are made from injected polypropylene, suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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C.R. Lounge by Davis

Wolfgang C.R. Mezger designed this lounger with a combination of hard lines and gentle curves. The rigid shell forms a perfect square when viewed from the front, and is fitted with a two-piece moulded foam interior, upholstered in leather or fabric.

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