How Varier x Ingrid Bredholt reimagines the sitting experience
With a reputation for intensely sculptural, avant-garde pieces, Varier x Ingrid Bredholt's design partnership is crafting the future of furniture.
Keeping functionality and innovation ahead of traditional aesthetics, the collab's pieces inspire new ways to interact with typically mundane pieces of furniture. A chair is no longer simply something to use, but a challenge to find the most interesting and comfortable way to sit ― as is the case with their renowned Variable chair design.
Backed with ergonomic research and premium quality materials capable of handling heavy, nonconformist use, their design process is built to optimize interaction and durability ― resulting in disrupting pieces like the Ekstrem™ Badumna chair of their Future Holds collection.
Originally developed in the '80s by Terje Ekstrøm, the design was re-dressed in 2019 by Bredholt, creating "the no-limit sitting experience in a new luxury outfit." The updated look features 100% goat nappa stretch leather, crafted into a lengthy tube which is then fitted by hand over the chair's intricate cylinder forms. After carefully arranging the leather into place for a slouchy, ruched look, the separate parts are assembled into a uniquely interwoven build.
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