Lui5 by Phillipe Bestenheider
Lui5 & Lui6 Arm Chair
wooden frame with hand-woven caning
I just discovered this beauty! As you well know by now: old world + new world = my favourite combo ever in anything. The use of the pentagon shape makes this chair simple yet, elegant in its complexity. The mix of materials has enough tension to bring the piece to a new place. The Lui5 by Philippe Bestenheider is definitely a statement chair, and I can see that it may not be too comfortable, but I just love so much the lines, the presence and the memorability that has keeping me thinking about the fact that I wish I could design something like this.
To even bring this piece further you have to see the Lui6 – I just want a pair for my country home and a pair for my sleek city pad. But first I need to get my country home and then to make sleek my city pad.
Which one is your favourite and why?
The Lui5 armchair looks back to the early 20th century in Europe. The classic wooden chair with cane seat serves as point of reference. The curved soft forms of the original model, however, are abandoned in favour of simplified lines and crystallised forms that multiply in space. The name is a clear reference to the pentagonal form which becomes the unit of measure of the structure. It is repeated from the cross-section of the legs to the construction of the panels forming the seat, back and armrests. Lui5 is also available in an upholstered version. – Philippe Bestenheider.
HOT, HOT, HOT!!!