An amalgam of East and West motifs with a decidedly industrial sensibility—that mindset characterizes the uniquely minimalist Utility series from creative directors Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Stellar Works. In Chair V, a curved solid wood backrest harmonizes with the similarly shaped wood legs while the upholstered seat ups the comfort level. The brass-finished stainless framework is an aptly luxe counterpart to the available upholstery choices in a selection of fine textiles or rich leather.
32" h x 16.5" w x 20" d (81x42.1x51.1cm)
Seat height: 18.25" (46.6cm)
Solid wood legs, steel brass finish, leather or textile 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.