The idea seems simple enough: Hood a metal frame in fabric and a chair is born, right?
The process, though, ended up being more complicated, and the Hood Chair took five years for Swedish studio Fogia to bring the TAF Studio design to life.
Apart from the frame, Fogia had instructed in the brief that there was to be no other solid parts – so the main focus was on the seams and upholstery to give it its form.
The result is a soft, suspended chair that hugs the body without you sinking, and retains its structure when not in use.
“We also wanted to do an upholstered chair with as little materials as possible but retain the comfort. Bent metal is used for the frame, but that can actually be separated into two pieces actually, so it’s quite small and flat for packaging and shipping. Plus, it makes it easy to replace the upholstery hood. And, eventually, the whole things can be easily dismantled and recycled,” adds Gabriella Gustafson of TAF Studio.
The chair is so light and easy to move around, and when you’re in it, you can’t help but rock back and forth. It gives you the feeling that you’re being cradled, like you were as a baby, surrounded by plush comforts and a gentle caress.