D’Hauteville Concrete Chair by Julie Legros and Henri Lavallard Boget
Designed by Julie Legros and Henri Lavallard Boge, the D’Hauteville Concrete Chair is a homage to the iconic Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair.
The chair seem to evoke more building techniques with its steel legs and concrete seat than the usual design process. This innovative industrial approach appears in the relative “light weight” and striking classic looks. The designers, Julie Legros and Henri Lavallard Boget, have managed to make the concrete and steel mass into something “surprisingly comfortable”. Two layers of high-performance cement are applied and sanded for a smooth and pleasant finish.
The chair is produced by Lyon Béton, a company specialised in the design and manufacture of concrete furniture. They now open themselves to the creation of objects by collaborating with artists and designers from Lyon, France.
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They have been working during 5 years to develop a unique concrete, specially designed for the manufacture of furniture. It is armed with metal wire and fiber ; hence the acceptable weight. The nature of the material made it resistant so it can be used indoors and outdoors.