Circle Back: Seating Trend

Circle Back: Seating Trend

Seating was decidedly geometric at this year’s furniture fairs with clean graphic lines and perfect circles taking center stage on chairs and upholstery. croppedimage727525-Altar-Chair-orange-backrest-white-background-01

PLaying on balance and simplicity, Lee Broom’s 2015 collection included a variety of pieces with perfectly circular seats and backrests including the Loop dining chair (top) and the Altar dining chair (above).


Perched on a welded, tubular steel frame, two circular padded cushions serve as the seat and backrest of David Adjaye‘s new Double Zero chair for Moroso. A bar stool and a small two-seater sofa version are also available.


Sitting on three legs, the graphic Halo chair by Michael Sodeau features tapered supports that connect its huge circular back to its rear legs while a thin, wing-shaped seat gives the design a visual lightness.  The Halo chair is the first piece of furniture to be produced entirely from carbon fiber composite, Hypetex.


Part of the kc collection by German design studio out for space, the artful kc sofa is made from a new specially developed strengthened rattan material called karuun. The geometric seat cushions are upholstered in linen while the frame comes in several colours.



Of course, back in 1956 George Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa for Herman Miller was way ahead of the curve with its head-turning upholstery made up of 18 10-inch "marshmallow" cushions.

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