The aim of the Lyra chaise lounge design was to introduce a forgotten category into the modern home. A longer arm chair with raised support for the legs and a wide seating area that allows for relaxation and comfort without taking up too much space.
“its interesting to see how the body and mind reacts to a chair like this. You get a feeling of being in bed. It subconsciously lets your body relax faster. The physical act of testing Lyra has been quite revelatory for me.” Andreas Engesvik explains.
The chaise lounge is flexibly designed, you can either relax by yourself or “snuggle up” and read a book to someone close to you. The steel frame is wrapped by canvas which creates a light weight structure that is understandable and moveable. The upholstery comes in either leather or textile, giving the chair a soft, delicate look that invites you in.
Lyra’s comfort stems from the upholstery elements, one of Fogia’s key calling cards, but Engesvik has been keen to let the materials and craft do some of the talking. “I like making upholstered furniture and working with the core competence of Fogia. I like also to work with traditional materials. Canvas, wood, foam, wadding… So, Lyra is constructed in a very understandable way, with the presence of a visible impression left by the hand.”