This is the armless version of the "U" rendition of the Utility Chair, replete with all the details that define this collection and its updated take on the industrial aesthetic. Curved legs are fashion from solid walnut or ash. An upholstered backrest matches the tufted matching, cut from luxurious textiles or leather. And the stainless steel frame finished in brass. Neri&Hu—Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—tap East and West archetypes and craft in their work, for a globally modern sensibility. The architects balance projects at their own Shanghai-based studio along with serving as creative directors at Stellar Works, which produces this collection.
32" h x 16.5" w x 20" d (81x42.1x51.1cm)
Seat height: 18.25" (46.6cm)
Walnut or ash, steel, textile or leather upholstery
- 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.