Johan Lindstén’s Embroidery Chairs for Cappellini

A 2010 furniture concept has been brought to life and to living rooms by Cappellini. Johan Lindstèn’s Embroidery chairs are now redesigned, refined and available for purchase.

Back in 2010 Swedish Designer Johan Lindstèn created a conceptual series of 10 Embroidered Chairs which debuted at Stockholm Design Week and were available for purchase exclusively at Stockholm’s Gallery Pascale. At that time, the chairs consisted of 2 different silhouettes, various colors and heavily padded and upholstered backrests (as shown below).

Four Seasons Embroidery Chairs

Redesigned for Cappellini in 2016, the chairs are now in one silhouette with a low curved seat, splayed wood turned legs and a curved wood backrest. Embellished with cross-stitch embroidery on tapestry wool of the Four Seasons, the chairs depict painterly landscape scenes with animals.

Fall depicts Deer as its main characters with a walnut stained ash wood shell:

Spring combines Butterflies with a white ash wood shell:

Winter matches Polar Bears in an arctic landscape with a black stained ash wood shell:

Summer highlights the graceful colors of Flamingos with a red stained ash wood shell:

Expressing the encounter between the tradition of embroidery passed down through generations and next-generation industrial technology, these four chairs were manufactured with modern electric machinery simulating the process of hand cross-stitching with wool yarns.

The large wrap-around backrest and ergonomic shape of the chair ensure maximum comfort.

Spring Embroidery Chair in situ
Winter Embroidery Chair in situ

Width: 820 mm
Height: 800 mm
Depth: 635 mm
Seat finish: with upholstery
Height of seat: 375 mm
Base finish: with legs
Backrest finish: with backrest with back padding
Armrest finish: without armrests
Material: unspecified textiles
Year of Production: 2016

About the designer

Johan Lindstén was born in 1981. After earning his degree in design in Stockholm in 2008, Johan established his own studio where he has launched several interesting products in his collection. From limited editions that have been sold to museums and iPad accessories to sound absorbers and furniture, Johan Lindstén conceives the design as an outlet to transform emotions and thoughts into physical objects.

Chair prices and availability are available through Authorized Cappellini resellers

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