The sunny Australian attitude conjures up a laid-back brio and designer Nic Graham stays true to form with his lounge chair for Stellar Works. The Aussie native chooses industrial steel tubing for the chair's framework but gives it a sleek powder-coat finish for a design that treads lightly in any setting. And he doesn't stint on comfort, with the capacious upholstered seat and back cushion providing plenty of room to sprawl out. Wood armrests and back panel provide both textural contrast and a natural ambiance to this superbly crafted seating.
29.25" h x 29.5" w x 27.5" d (74.2x75x69.7cm)
Seat height: 15.75" (40cm)
Fabric or leather upholstery, steel, wood
- 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.