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Färg & Blanche design arm chair for
Design House Stockholm

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The work of designer duo Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche is characterised by their proximity to fashion and to playful textile details. The Swedish-French duo has now designed the Ram Easy Chair for Design House Stockholm. The striking seams of the armchair and the lapels on the armrests are reminiscent of tailor-made shirts.

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The affinity to the world of fashion and textiles runs like a red thread through all their furniture designers’ work. In their studio in Stockholm Färg and Blanche make their prototypes themselves and experiment with different materials. Often a new furniture is based on an inspiration from a certain detail or an experiment involving one or more materials. Their initial inspiration for Ram came from an everyday nylon backpack and a trip to Italy. They liked the fact that one could so easily roll up the textile fabric on the backpack and then fasten it with the help of a little buckle. Could one transfer this idea to an upholstered chair? They made drawings and experimented, changing and further developing the design. And gradually the Ram easy chair took form.

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So they developed a club chair with four notable leather buckles that extend up from the seat over the arm supports. The leather details give the chair a clear identity and they also ensure that it feels “dressed” – with a pair of stylish gentleman’s braces. The idea of rolling up the fabric “somewhat chubbily” and then fastening it with a buckle was developed further along the way.

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Ram is the first jointly designed easy chair of the designer duo for Design House Stockholm and at the same time one of their most classical designs so far. However, due to its accentuations Ram feels more casual than other more traditional club chairs. “Regardless of the technique we use it is important to us that our furniture has personality, characteristics that separate our designs from the crowd. In this instance the buckle, which was our original inspiration, adds personality,” Fredrik Färg notes.