New Legacy Fly Lounge Chair
Exquisitely rendered in solid African sapelli wood, Shuwa Tei's lounge chair is a striking amalgam of Western and Eastern furniture influences. From his New Legacy collection for Stellar Works, the boundary-crossing series of wooden chairs and tables melds revered handcraft traditions and modern production techniques to create these furnishings-cum-artpieces. As with his striking Fly Chair, each piece reflects Tei's commitment to an evolving search for new ideas without leaving the best of the past behind.
- 27" h x 33.5" w x 25" d (68.2x85x63.2cm)
- Seat height: 15" (38.3cm)
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.