lounge esprit 6-695a

Hannes Wettstein, 2007

lounge is the comfortable evolution of the compact, straight miro chair. The bold sweeps of backrest and rear legs give distinction to its geometry.

The armchair with its warm minimalism continues the factual language of the horgenglarus collection into the 21st century. The bold sweeps of backrest and rear legs give distinction to its geometry. Thanks to a variety of seat widths, depths and heights as well as materials, the lounge is suited for a wide range of purposes and architectural styles. A staff canteen needs a different type of armchair than a café, bistro, or fine-dining restaurant. A council chamber or boardroom makes other demands than a hotel room or a private dining room. Larger hotels, restaurants, or administrative offices often combine more than one usage type in one building. lounge's end-to-end design line offers a large variety of functions. The seat's comfort level varies from cushion to very comfortable belt upholstery.
lounge has character and identity. The warm and natural appeal of its wood makes lounge a beautiful contrast to modern corporate architecture. In traditional buildings, its wood links to the building's history whereas its streamlined shape references the present. lounge embodies the core competency of horgenglarus' unique wood-bending techniques and impresses with its inherent solidity.
In 2008, lounge was showcased on the Swiss Designers’ Saturday with an installation made from rustling leafs. lounge is one of the last designs by Hannes Wettstein.

Chair, seat with comfort upholstery, moulded plywood back, upholstered on the front, legs and rear cross-brace solid bentwood, stackable
W59, D63, H75, SH41, ALH61



Natural beech HG 520
Natural oak HG 530
Natural black walnut HG 560
White beech HG 330
Light grey beech HG 340
Grey beech HG 350
Black beech HG 203
Anthracite beech HG 200
Black ash / oak HG 580
Stained smoked oak HG 535
Ebony beech HG 100
Wenge beech HG 110
Mahagony beech HG 130
Maron beech HG 120
Nut beech HG 151
Whitewashed beech HG 172
Desired colour on reques