When Jaime Hayon started working on Catch, he drew a man with open arms, like a chair that wants to catch you – and the chair works like that. &Tradition’s collaboration with Jaime Hayon dates to when the company was founded in 2010, and Catch was the first product to come out of the exchange between Hayon and &Tradition in 2013. The Catch-series now involves chairs with both wooden legs and swivel base, bar and counter chair and two different lounge chairs.
With its outstretched arms like a friend ready to greet you with a warm, welcoming hug, the Catch Lounge Chair builds on Hayon’s penchant for humour and personification. At the same time, it introduces a higher back and elongated seat in a singular shell supported by a metal armature. The result is a leisure chair that’s angled back just a bit – so you can sit down, relax and, as the name implies – lounge. “The more we work with Hayon, the more we appreciate his ability to bring humanity and warmth to all his concepts,” says &tradition Brand Director Martin Kornbek Hansen. “Historically, classic lounge chairs had a somewhat aloof aspect to them. However Hayon has managed to make the Catch Lounge Chair more personal and inclusive, setting the scene for a more intimate atmosphere and conversation. Which coincides with our Danish idea of cosy. Something we call hyggeligt.“ As Hayon sees it, “A lounge chair should be inviting to look at. In a way, it should be almost irresistible. Meaning you can’t help but sit back, get comfortable and have a chat. That’s what I wanted to achieve. With the added element of the two arms, like a friend, happy to welcome you.”
The base comes in warm black (RAL 8022 gloss 20) powder coated steel. The base is fitted with plastic gliders suitable for most floor types as standard. Fabric or leather upholstery.
The Catch lounge is made from a molded PU foam core covered in soft CMHR foam for superior comfort. The base is made from Ø20mm steel tube base.
SPECIFICATION: special order
DIMENSION: H: 86cm/33.9in, W: 82cm/32.3in, D: 92cm/36.2in Armrest h: 58cm/22.8in. Seat h: 36cm/14.2in