Designed for the Cathay Pacific Lounges at Hong Kong International Airport, the Cathay Solus Chair was developed with Poltrona Frau and responds to the desire for privacy in the midst of a busy public space. Its hourglass form rises from a circular base and the chair’s soft leather upholstery is enclosed by a solid, lacquered shell. In the lounges, the chair features in a variety of different finishes and colours.

Designed to function as part of a cloud-like cluster of chairs, as well as providing a secluded space to eat, work or relax, its distinctive curved form was the result of studies into the different ways guests adapted the existing lounge furniture. The circular form incorporates a wide, comfortable seat, an integrated a power supply and a table, which can be used as an informal desk. The ribs of cushion at the back of the chair extend in places to form ridges, which can be used as armrests.

Development

Facts + Figures

  • Appointment: 2011
  • Client: Cathay Pacific