ARCH CHAIR is Martin Hirth’s delicate idea of a leather armchair. Its archetypal appearance is formed by the puristic lines of its structure and its taut leather surface. Due to the shape of the metal frame the chair’s flexing effect offers high comfort. The seat and back of the chair are made from one continuous piece of vegetable tanned cowhide. The seat’s special suspension offers different seating positions and adapts to the individual body. The 3 mm thick core leather is folded back at the arm- and backrest and sewn together in the colour of the leather. Each piece of natural leather has its distinct character and is soak dyed with its edges left raw. The slender bows and the round base are made from matt powder-coated steel and can rotated in relation 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.
Bend leather: Cognac
Bend leather: Black
Powder-coated steel: Jet black, matt (RAL 9005)