Scandinavian mid-century design aesthetics and Brasilian Modernism meet on the new Brasilia Lounge Chair and corresponding Ottoman, designed for MENU by Anderssen & Voll. Originally imagined for The Audo, the luxurious armchair-lounge chair hybrid offers unparalleled sitting comfort thanks to its robust frame and soft upholstery.
“The design was directly inspired by the mood at The Audo. There was something about the setting – wooden sculptures, calm ambience and welcoming colours – that made us think of more exotic variations of Modernism rather than our own familiar Scandinavian roots,” note designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll.
Made using traditional joinery techniques, the wooden frame is characterised by exaggerated armrests, cylindrical legs at the front and broad, wooden boards at the back, lending the chair personality and its distinctive look. The cushioning seat and backrest add to the sense of ease. The versatile footrest doubles as a seat for unexpected guests or a resting place for a newspaper or tray. Available in three wood options and a range of soft fabrics from our extensive range, both can be tailored to fit any setting – alone or together.
About The Designers
Norwegian designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll joined forces in 2009, establishing their studio in Oslo from where they create furniture, lighting and interior accessories for a host of international brands. With numerous international accolades under their belt – including a Wallpaper* Design Award and Red Dot Award – their designs are imbued with a modern expression yet transcend trends.
Aware of the importance and power of beauty in a product, their meticulously crafted designs are imagined over coffee, sketched on paper, rendered on computer and built to elaborate scale models refined to the very last detail.