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Iconic Amoebe highback lounge chair

Amoebe highback lounge chair

Amoebe highback lounge chair

First created by Verner Panton in 1970 for the Visioner installation, the iconic Amoebe highback lounge chair is a wonderfully curved chair that continues to be a popular piece of contemporary furniture.

Made from a laminated structure topped with comfy foam upholstery, the Amoebe differs from many other chairs in that the seat lies very close to the floor, so it’s almost like you’re lounging around on the floor rather then sitting on a chair.

Another unique characteristic is that the flexible backrest curves up and over the top of the seat, creating a canopy effect. The theory behind it is that this, “creates a sense of shelter and seclusion,” especially so when used in open plan living environments. Whether that’s the case or not, it certainly helps give it a smooth flowing line and continuous curve, and the look that we’ll forever associate with the Amoebe.

If you want to try out the Amoebe highback lounge chair for yourself, then it’s available in eight colour choices – red, black, green, rust, truffle, steel, golden and matt blue – from Urbansuite.

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