Arflex has had the foresight and daring, over the years, to work with many great and gifted architects and designers resulting in an uncommon number of iconic designs. Many of these iconic designs remain in their collection to this day. The HUG armchair is our response for a new, iconic design, tailor-made for Arflex. It is our hope that the HUG armchair will earn the right to stand proudly among the classics of the Arflex collection.
To this aim, we have designed the armchair with a high level of seating comfort coupled with the very best quality upholstery solutions. Furthermore, we have created the HUG armchair with steel legs, as well as a leg frame finished in solid wood, both available in a range of colours and finishes. In fact, each and every part of the HUG armchair has been carefully designed to give great flexibility to the customer as well as being beautiful to look at and also rational to manufacture and transport.
On top of this, we have looked for a particular silhouette. A friendly, recognisable gesture that encompasses all of these aspects but also, speaks directly to the heart – the hug. The friendly and welcoming gesture, seen most clearly in the ‘open-armed’ position of the armrests, is meant as a universal invitation: “Come, sit with me a while and I’ll put you at ease”.
During our design process, we often see the potential to broaden a concept beyond the initial brief. This was the case with HUG. Resulting in the high-back club chair which has a more private repose than the armchair, a smaller side chair for dining or meeting, as well as dining and meeting tables and coffee tables.Location: Milan, Italy Architect: Claesson Koivisto Rune