Tote Lounge Chair

PD22 Winner

Category:Furniture - SeatingLocation:High Point, North Carolina, USADesigner:Sebastian Herkner, Sebastian Herkner Studio, Offenbach am Main, GermanyManufacturer:Davis Furniture Industries Inc., High Point, North Carolina, USA

As a result of the inaugural collaboration between Davis Furniture and Sebastian Herkner, Tote is a light-scale lounge chair designed to be used collectively or individually. Featuring a high degree of upholstered comfort, Tote’s design is characterized by its ease of movement and adaptability. With a leather handle affixed to the back of the seat and casters hidden beneath the base, Tote can easily be moved from one space to another, perfect for establishing space for impromptu meetings, conferencing or a private nook for individual reflection.

Designed to work together in small groups or as part of larger lounge configurations, Tote has a contemporary aesthetic, offering adaptability, warmth, and ease within high-traffic spaces such as lobbies, collaborative zones, or leisure areas. By seamlessly blending the mobility of a traditional task chair with the scale and comfort of a lounge chair, Tote creates a unique, flexible solution for an assortment of applications.

Tote is available with a caster base for movement or with glides, perfect for creating stationary spaces. It also features a decorative welt that surrounds the seat before it graphically cascades down the chair’s back. Tote offers an advanced level of comfort and support, delivering tailored upholstery with functionality to corporate, hospitality, and educational interiors.

Sebastian Herkner studied product design at HfG Offenbach am Main and founded his own studio in 2006. During his studies, he focused on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, honing his keen sense for materials, colors, and textures. He gets his inspiration from original materials and techniques. Through the use of contemporary technology and refinement methods, he reinterprets simple mechanical principles and processing technologies.

Sebastian Herkner’s success is reflected in numerous awards and prizes, and today, Herkner works for international companies like Cappellini, Dedon, Fritz Hansen, and Thonet. He designs furniture and lamps and curates stage exhibitions dealing with design.

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