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Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Blue Horizon 040 Pigeon Blue (RAL5014) Hard Leg Ends

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Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Chair Blue Horizon 040 Pigeon Blue (RAL5014) Hard Leg Ends
Chair
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Blue Horizon 040 Pigeon Blue (RAL5014) Hard Leg Ends
Stool
Frame:
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Grenada Red 010 Traffic Red (RAL3020) Hard Leg Ends
Traffic Red (RAL3020)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Fairway Green 020 Yellow Green (RAL6018) Hard Leg Ends
Yellow Green (RAL6018)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Lemon Yellow 051 Signal Yellow (RAL1003) Hard Leg Ends
Signal Yellow (RAL1003)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Blue Horizon 040 Pigeon Blue (RAL5014) Hard Leg Ends
Pigeon Blue (RAL5014)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Burn Orange 102 Pure Orange (RAL2004) Hard Leg Ends
Pure Orange (RAL2004)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Light Brown 141 Green Beige (RAL1000) Hard Leg Ends
Green Beige (RAL1000)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Breeze Light Grey 171 Agata Grey (RAL7038) Hard Leg Ends
Agata Grey (RAL7038)
Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille Stool Havana Black 090 Black (RAL9005) Hard Leg Ends
Black (RAL9005)

Using steel, we developed a design that is a total object, a one-piece sculpture.

Specifications
Article number HC61-140---1541
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Stool
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Hard Leg Ends
The Story

Coquille Chair

Like a shell washed ashore by the waves – a beautiful visitor from another world – Coquille is a delight to discover. Surprisingly sophisticated yet serene in its simplicity, our tubular steel chair is a homage to one of nature’s most amazing designs – and to human ingenuity: technically audacious and handcrafted in Italy, Coquille is also 100 percent recyclable.

The birth of Coquille

On a symbolic level, our design was inspired by one of the best-loved paintings of the Italian Renaissance: Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. It depicts the goddess of love being wafted to shore on a giant scallop shell (a coquille, in French). The scallop is both delicious delicacy and popular design motif. Used since prehistoric times as ornaments, jewelry and sometimes even money, seashells have a long history as elements in architecture and design. Scallop shells are also a symbol of pilgrimage and life’s journey: the story starts, like Venus’ tale, when the shell touches the shore. Our chair evokes this feeling of arrival and hopeful new beginnings.

‘A chair is a character. It should provoke a feeling when you look at it.’

– Nanne de Ru, Founder Powerhouse Company

Modernist Models

The original model for Coquille was the classic modernist bent wood and rattan bistro chair. How could we interpret this icon design for the present time, adapting its natural lines and intuitive, organic form? Our partner in this project, Lensvelt furniture company, was mindful of the pandemic and wanted a chair that could be used outdoors as well as inside. This preference for versatility suggested tubular steel – a material loved by modernists since Marcel Breuer. Of course, the shiny reflective metal also echoes the fluid quality of water – perfect for giving form to our shell chair.

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