This year for Masterpiece, LINLEY is continuing its tradition of creating extraordinary pieces of furniture by creating a modern lounge chair that takes inspiration from a traditional wing back chair and the creations designed by the Danish genius Hans Wegner.
Organic and functional, the Silhouette Chair is strikingly crafted from a single copper panel which has been individually hand rolled and hammered. This age-old technique used by coachbuilders in the restoration and customisation of classic cars, enables the craftsman to form compound curves from a flat sheet.
This highly skilled and labour intensive production method ensures a flowing and ergonomic form that fits seamlessly with the form of a human body. The engineered sheet of copper is then clad on one face with neoprene, and finished with a luxuriously soft aniline leather, which is seamlessly wrapped around the rolled copper edge ensuring the fluid lines of the chair’s silhouette continue.
The result is an exquisite piece of furniture: functional in its form and elegant in design. Reminiscent of Hans Wegner, LINLEY have stripped the traditional chair of its outer style and allowed its pure construction to shine. Combining age-old techniques with innovative materials the Silhouette Chair exudes sophistication and comfort.