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AVL Presidential Chair

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1.065,00 Excluded VAT

A variation of the Office Chair

Article number jl0085
Steel frame- galvanized steel - Natural / Black RAL9005 / White RAL9010
Upholstered(see downloads for fabric categories)
-C.O.M 2,1 m1
Width62 cm
Depth62 cm
Height108 - 120 cm
Seat height45 - 57 cm
The Story

Presidential Chair

The AVL Presidential Chair is a variation of the Office Chair. The presidential chair was designed for the nuclear security summit in Den Haag, 2014. It is a special edition that derived from the AVL Office Chair, with a slightly higher raised back alluding to extra status. Upholstered in stone-gray silk and with a white coated frame. The chair was elected by the organization of the NSS as best option because of its sheer comfort and Dutch Design. As president Barack Obama and 58 other world leaders spent two long days on this chair, he described it as “truly… gezellig.”

Moreover, in 2016 the chair was used in the interior of the Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam which was designed by Studio Edward van Vliet for Dutch Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union. This version of the chair had a gold colored base and was upholstered in a graphic royal blue pattern designed by van Vliet in which Lensvelt delivered more than 200 of these adaptations.

The AVL Presidential Chair is available in several different variations.

Atelier van Lieshout

Joep van Lieshout is a sculpture, visionary and artist.  He has acquired international fame with both autonomous work as well as commissioned work, within all aspects of art, design and architecture. His style is often characterized as quick, bold and eccentric. Van Lieshout’s friendship with Hans Lensvelt dates way back as they both share complementary visions and a similar outlook on life. Atelier van Lieshout (AVL) has designed many special and desired products for Lensvelt which are often seen as modern classics. Joep van Lieshout/AVL, have created a rich ouvre of sculptures and installations, buildings and furniture classified both as utopias and dystopias. His work is characterized by a number of recurring themes, motives and obsessions such as: systems, power, autarky, life, sex and death.

The art pieces and installations are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide – from the MOMA in New York, the Hayward Gallery in London right down to Centre Pompidou in Paris… and the Lensvelt’s Design experience in Breda.


Here you can download our product related files. 3D files are also available in our Lensvelt SketchUp 3D Warehouse. 3D Files
20200929185332_STOFFENKAART_Categorie1.pdf Fabric category 1
20210712120949_STOFFENKAART_Categorie2_72dpi.pdf Fabric Category 2
20210712121347_STOFFENKAART_Categorie3_72dpi.pdf Fabric category 3
20210520150320_STOFFENKAART_Categorie4-nieuw.pdf Fabric category 4
20200929185818_STOFFENKAART_Categorie5.pdf Fabric category 5
20210121181540_Product Passport AVL Presidential Chair.pdf Product Passport
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President Obama_ in the AVL Presidential Chair, Nuclear Security Summit, The Hague 2014

Mark Rutten_ and others during Nuclear Security Summit, The Hague 2014

NSS World Forum 2014 _The Hague in The Netherlands

NSS World Forum 2014_ The Hague Netherlands

BPD Burgerweeshuis_Amsterdam Ex Interiors

The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2016 _AVL Presidential Chair

Presidential Chair_ European Union edition

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