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VIA57 lounge chair

Fritz Hansen – KiBiSi

As many models that played a part in Fritz Hansen history, the lounge chair VIA57 has been drawn to supply a specific place, the VIA 57WEST building, by the architect Bjarke Ingels from BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) agency for his skyscraper W57 inaugurated in 2016 in Manhattan. VIA47 was created as an adaptable element to the contemporaneous life. That supposes frequent redesigning: its form allows to be gathered in pairs to create a small sofa which is favorable to conversations, scattered in a large lounge space to create a relaxed and warm atmosphere, or used as unique piece in a living room.

VIA57 chair is the work of the Danish collective KiBiSi, composed of Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels and Jens Martin Skibsted, whose works are exposed in many museums as the MoMA in New York and the National Center for the Plastic Arts in Paris. VIA57 is composed by a metallic structure, garnished with a polyurethane foam. Two different foam densities are available. That allows to obtain a firm comfort in depth and smooth in surface. The excellent quality of the used Kvadrat fabrics (Hallingdal 65 and Steelcut Trio) allows to keep the form when we sit down. Oak legs support the whole without any heaviness.

Dimensions 91 x 98 x H78 cm – seat height 41,7 cm
Base materials clear lacquered solid oak
Materials inner steel frame, soft moulded PE foam
Warranty 5 years for legs and fabric, 10 years for the shell

VIA57 Lounge chair

Gentle fabric 783 (price group 3)

Merit fabric 034 (price group 2)

Christianshavn fabric 1130 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1131 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1132 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1133 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1135 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1140 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1142 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1152 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1153 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1155 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1161 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1110 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1121 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1172 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1173 (price group 0)

Christianshavn fabric 1175 (price group 0)

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Lars Holme Larsen, Bjarke Ingels and Jens Martin Skibsted collaborated on and off for several years before founding KiBiSi in 2009. The powerful trio started the idea-driven design business to fully exploit the synergy of their design businesses and successful architectural firms: Kilo Design (Ki), BIG architectes (Bi) and Skibsted Ideation (Si). Today, KiBiSi is considered one of Scandinavia's most influential design groups.

The founders of KiBiSi have a common penchant for good and rigorous ideas. An eternal effort to deliver sincere, serious and intelligent products, which clearly communicate the original idea. The designer trio often explores the potential of crossing elements from different disciplines to create non-traditional, functional and aesthetic solutions.

With a holistic perspective and architectural idea, KiBiSi created their first lighting design for Lightyears and the result is both surprising and obvious. Based on a common interest in cinema, this universe was chosen as the inspiration theme for the products and the titles underlining the iconic character of the designs.