ARCH CHAIR is Martin Hirth’s filigree idea of a leather armchair. Its archetypal appearance is formed by the austere lines of its structure and its expanse of taut leather. Due to the shape of the metal bows the chair bounces slightly when sat on, offering high comfort. The seat and back of the chair are made from one complete piece of vegetable tanned cowhide. The seat’s special suspension offers different seating positions and adapts to the individual body. At the arm- and backrests the leather is folded back and sewn in the colour of the leather. Natural leather always has a distinct character. It is soak-dyed and its edges are left open. The slender bows and the round base are made of matt powder coated steel and can be turned to each other. ARCH CHAIR is versatile, invites to linger over a book or to dream and will soon become your favourite place.
Martin Hirth was born in Horb in the Black Forest and studied product design at Academy of Art and Design in Offenbach/Main. As an undergraduate student he started his own business and worked at the same time, from 2011 to 2014, as an assistant for Sebastian Herkner. Since he opened his own design studio in 2013, Martin Hirth has been creating products for international brands. They have been on display at exhibitions in Milan, Paris, and Cologne and received many awards.What makes them stand out is their formal ease and their stern concept. They are charming and, last but not least, sustainable – both visually and materially.
Frame: Powder-coated steel
Jet black, matt (RAL 9005)
Cover: Bend leather