The death knell of the 90-degree angle in furniture design continues to ring.
Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has teamed up with Austrian furniture company Wittmann on a collection of seating and tables that fuses classic clean lines with the au courant, ‘70s-style rounded edges we’ve seen sprout up at festivals and design fairs in the last couple of years. Dubbed “Workshop,” the line includes a sofa and lounge chairs—named “Vuelta”—and side tables, including the “Grain Cut Side Table,” drum-like leather side tables that balance on three legs, and “DD,” taller, two-tiered tables made of metal and marble.
The seating—which includes a modern take on the traditional wingback chair—comes in both fabric and velvet upholstery, in a number of hues—many seemingly ‘70s inspired—including mustard, deep red, and navy. Hayon and Wittmann cite Austrian Vienna Secessionist architect and designer Josef Hoffmann as a source of inspiration; the “Workshop” collection riffs on the twentieth-century architect’s affinity for luxe materials and rounded geometries in his own work.
- Designer Jaime Hayon’s new Workshop Collection [Designboom]