This essential dining chair fronts Bund, a seating collection from Stellar Works inspired by the Art Deco legacy of old Shanghai. Design directors Neri & Hu echo that city's considerable architectural heritage in the chair's pronounced curves, rounded wood legs and sculptural upholstery. Yet the references are lightly drawn, resulting in a contemporary amalgam of comfort and style.
32" h x 19.75" w x 23.25" d (81x50x59.2cm)
Seat height: 18" (46cm)
Fabric or leather upholstery, solid ash or walnut, plywood
- Fabric C: Revive 1, Medley, Manhattan, Linen
- Fabric B: Remix, Synergy, Umami
- Fabric A: Hallingdal, Divina Melange, Steelcut Trio
- Leather C: Torello, Saddle
- Leather B: Crystal, Milano
- Leather A: Newcastle
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.