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The Oxymore: Angularity That Belies Comfort

The Oxymore: Angularity That Belies Comfort
The Oxymore: Angularity That Belies Comfort, Courtesy of Figueras
Courtesy of Figueras

JeanNouvelDesign, the studio led by French architect Jean Nouvel, presented their new collection of furniture during Paris Design Week. Among them is the Oxymore chair, designed by JeanNouvelDesign and produced by specialty group-seating manufacturer Figueras International Seating. This fetishistic chair, a result of research conducted at the Figueras Design Centre, has a singular cubic appearance that provides extreme comfort, softness. It is precisely this unapparent relationship between look and feeling that gives the seat its name—since an oxymoron means a union of contradictory elements.

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The Oxymore chair displays all the classic characteristics of Figueras furniture: it's stackable and light, made for multi-functional and group spaces, and is easily storable. Oxymore comes in five striking colors: matte black, orange, pure red, green, and marine blue. Made from a very light aluminum and foams of varying hardness and density, the chair is 100% recyclable. Plus, it can be used as a bookrest.

For more information, visit Figueras.

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Becky Quintal
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Cite: Becky Quintal. "The Oxymore: Angularity That Belies Comfort" 29 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498368/the-oxymore-angularity-that-belies-comfort/> ISSN 0719-8884