DESIGN BY PATRICK NORGUET, 2012
Research into materials is one of the driving forces behind the creativity of Patrick Norguet, who successfully combines innovation with elegance in the Compas chair. Its seat is made of PA6, a hardwearing and durable plastic material. The legs, featuring an inverted V-shaped tilt reminiscent of the rods of a compass, are made of die-cast aluminium and are powder-coated in the same colour as the seat. The Compas chair becomes even more comfortable with the addition of Lips cushions or a bespoke cushion, which can be customised with the available fabrics and anchored to the seat with four screws.
Close to the world of fashion as well as that of industrial and interior design, Patrick Norguet combines his deep knowledge of materials and processes with a search for intuitions and emotions, which gives a unique character to each of his projects, without ever forget the relationship connecting any object with its surrounding space. His works have received numerous awards (“Now! Design for living” 2005, Elle Deco International Design Awards) and have been included in the permanent collections of the Miami Museum of Modern Art and the Philadelphia Art Museum.