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Lensvelt Powerhouse Company Coquille

Steel - Blue
1.405,00 800,00 Excluded VAT
1 in stock

This is an outlet product. 

This piece has been used in showrooms, fairs, exhibitions, or for photography.

These products are as good as new.

We offer them in our outlet so that individuals and small businesses can also buy a great design product at an attractive price. 

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Specifications
Article number 20221028-009
Designer
Powerhouse
Properties
Condition:Show model
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.

Get inspired

Coquille_ at the Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at the Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam

Coquille_ at Putaine restaurant, Rotterdam