Remember those desks in the lecture hall, the chair with the fold up desktop that allowed you to take notes? I do. I don’t miss sitting though excruciatingly slow lectures by boring professors, but at times I really miss that desk/chair concept. Like when I’m lounging at home with a frosty cold libation and my iPad. Sometimes it would be nice to have a place to rest both as I lounge about.
The “Moment” lounge chair by Khodi Feiz might just solve my problem.”Moment” is based on the organic flowing lines of a cup shape, with an articulating table top that folds up in front of you as needed , or lays to the side acting like an auxiliary end table always at the ready. While I can see this chair being used in any office environment, or public space, I’d love to have this at my house.
The chair has great lines and a modern feel with design nods to mid-century modern, but with an updated flair. Introduced at the Stockholm Furniture fair this year, I’m sure this chair will be a big hit when it actually makes it to market later this year.
Observing those “moments” which we engage in while seated was the key inspiration for this project. Noticing that we rarely “just sit”, we started to reflect on all the activities we do while sitting: all the moments that we read, drink a cup of coffee, work, engage in conversation… ‘Moment’ was born out of these situations.
We believe that this multi-dimensionality requires new solutions that are more reflective of our activities, just as the old wooden school chair with an integrated tablet did in the context of the classroom. We wanted to create a chair, which is a hybrid, an integral piece composed of two intertwined functionalities that are seamlessly merged into one. And in turn, reflects our daily activities in larger settings such as lounges, receptions, collaborative spaces and offices, and even in your home when you’re reading the morning paper while enjoying your coffee or working on your laptop.