Janet is a chair with or without arms featuring a solid wooden frame made of Black Ash, Eucalyptus and Sunrise Oak. Smart and sturdy, it gives a certain presence around a host of different tables. Its constituent parts are carefully and precisely rounded to create a harmonious whole. The frame, printed and made ergonomic by a thin layer of superior polyurethane, is hooked onto the two structure’s crossbars, top and bottom.
The result is an exceptionally comfortable integrated system of chair and back that develops seamlessly. Janet comes with textile or leather upholstery from the Molteni&C range.
“Since the beginning of my collaboration with Molteni&C, I’ve always wanted to design a chair able represent my vision but to also maintain an Italian identity in line with the Molteni&C DNA. By looking at Janet, we instantly understand its two main elements. The light structure is based on generous and sensual sections. The seat (available both in leather and fabric) lines the structure of the chair with exquisite padding details granting maximum ergonomics and comfort. The result is a very readable and timeless chair.“
Vincent Van Duysen
Vincent Van Duysen was born in 1962, in Lokeren, Belgium and graduated in architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, in Ghent. From 1986 to 1989 he worked in Milan and Brussels. He opened his own studio in Antwerp, in 1990 focusing on architecture and interior design. The relationship between interior design and architecture in his work is profound. Furnishings and accessories are designed with an architectural perspective that is not limited by form, but is expressed with a careful perception of interior space and its relationship to the exterior architecture. By interpreting architecture and redefining its proportions, Van Duysen creates objects of great purity and simplicity that still retain a concrete character and solid form.complete biography
“Protection is something very important that we all need and that is something that I want to translate into my architectural and design work”
Vincent Van Duysen
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