La Pipe, The Perfect Balance Between Design & Comfort
La Pipe is the result of the designer’s passion for refined forms and strong silhouettes combined with Friends & Founders’ knowledge about modern production with focus on hand craftmanship and detailing. The designer´s obvious sense of balance and her striving for the perfect comfort make the experience of la pipe a new soft, elegant seating sensation.
From all angles the chair’s extravagant, round shape shows off beautiful detailing which underlines the thoughtful work of the designer.
The name La Pipe would conjure parts gathered together to create a functional whole, like a tobacco pipe. Every component serves a valuable purpose. The silhouette of the chair “the piping” has striking similarity to the shape of a well-crafted, handmade pipe.
The LOUNGE version of LA PIPE has the same conceptual theme as the dining chair. Yet, the lounge chair has its own obvious and clean expression. The shell meets the ground instead of being supported by a frame. The tailored seat becomes more integrated with the complete form and the organic, enclosed shape embraces you. The design of the chair is also interesting from a technical standpoint. Its curved 3D shape makes it amazingly strong and therefore possible without reinforcement. That means reduced weight and material-use, benefits from the perspectives of sustainability as well as function.