Jaime Hayon’s Latin playfulness and Fritz Hansen’s Scandinavian craftsmanship make great bedfellows in the company’s latest: the Fred Chair.
Fred has a handful of meanings that reinforce the chair’s casual, easy, and alluring aesthetic. Danish for “peace,” Fred evokes just that—the understated comfort of a plush lounger, with a “lightness and gracefulness that truly disguises its strength.”
This last point is apropos of designer Hayon’s take on Fred, which he modeled after the understated elegance of a well-known water bird: “We looked to nature… to the rounded, streamlined shape of the pelican’s beak and body, which is apparent in the curved shapes of both the frame and the cushions.”
Fred is also a genial nickname. It evokes an easy-going guy who’s always up for low-key interaction and happy to just hang out. Likewise, the new chair is welcoming and well-balanced, inviting you to relax and enjoy its wide profile and lovely silhouette.
Fred is available in multiple upholsteries and a variety of woods, including Black Painted Ash, Clear Lacquered Oak, Oiled Oak, and Walnut Stained Oak.
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