We often underestimate the importance of a great chair. When in reality, we really shouldn’t. We spend the majority of our day sitting on chairs, whether we’re working in our home office, enjoying a meal, or simply sitting and reading a book for leisure! Hence, this piece of furniture needs to be not only comfortable but ergonomic and aesthetic as well. And a well-designed unique chair I recently laid eyes upon is the Aran Lounge Chair.
British brand Morgan designed the Aran lounge chair by utilizing 3D knitting instead of conventional upholstery. By using 3D knitting to create the striking and stunning Aran chair, Morgan was able to provide the chair with contrasting and different densities of the weave. The British brand developed the Aran lounge chair with the textile brand Camira, resulting in a knitted sleeve that is held in tension by a timber frame.
“The Aran lounge chair is a testament to the beauty and versatility of knit material, and we are confident it will make a striking addition to any space,” said Morgan design director Erin Johnson. The unique chair was designed with the intention to eliminate waste since the sleeve has been knitted to fit, which creates a visually light chair that provides flexible support. The chair is inspired by the rich knitting traditions of the Aran island, off the coast of Ireland. It celebrates the craft by embracing and showcasing the textures that different and varied densities of knitting can create.
The knitted lounge chair is built using a combination of renewable and recyclable materials. 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester was used for the textile, while beech, ash, oak, or walnut timber was used for the frame – thereby creating a chair that is pretty sustainable and a boon to the environment. In a world, where sustainable furniture is growing day by day, the Aran lounge chair with its unique knitting technique and recyclable materials, is an added bonus to the realm of eco-friendly furniture. Not to mention, its aesthetics are simple, elegant, and sophisticated, and would elevate any living space it is placed into.