The Dapper lounge chair is the result of a collaboration between Hay and the design studio Doshi Levien, who also made the Uchiwa lounge chair. Dapper has an extra wide backrest for comfort and optimal elbow support for laptop work. Its structural shape is formed by two moulded oak-veneered plywood shells with powder coated steel legs.
Dapper’s shell comes in a variety of stained and lacquered oak veneers, fabrics and leathers, with the base available in several different variations of powder coated steel.
Indian designer Nipa Doshi and Scottish Jonathan Levien met at the Royal College of Art and have been working together for more than 10 years in their London studio.
matt lacquered oak shell / Steelcut Trio fabric 446 (price group 2) / black frame
dusty grey oak shell / Divina Melange fabric 120 (price group 3) / dusty grey frame
matt lacquered oak shell / Coda fabric 100 (price group 6) / black frame
black stained oak shell / Raas fabric 662 (price group 4) / black frame
matt lacquered oak shell / Sense leather black 02 (price group 6) / black frame
black stained oak shell / Vidar fabric 943
(price group 6) / black frame
dusty grey oak shell / Linen Grid fabric dark beige
(price group 2) / dusty grey frame
dusty grey oak shell / Fairway fabric dark blue 308-288 (price group 2) / dusty grey frame
matt lacquered oak shell / Roden fabric 04
(price group 3) / black frame
Doshi Levien is a London based design studio founded in 2000 by Nipa Doshi (b. 1971) and Jonathan Levien (b. 1972). Doshi grew up in India and studied at the National Institute of Design, while Jonathan, who is from Scotland, trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. They met while studying at the Royal College of Art.
They have established a strong reputation for creating design that is both technically advanced and imbued with cultural resonance. They have been internationally acclaimed for their work and in 2008 were awarded the prestigious Future Legends of Design by the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York. Together, they bring to bear a complimentary set of skills to the projects they work on.
Doshi is primarily concerned with visual culture, an aesthetic understanding of the world and the materiality of things, while Levien is more focused on industrial precision and technique. They have worked on projects for industry leading companies and institutions in the fields of furniture, fashion, homewares, technology and lighting. For HAY, they have created the Uchiwa Lounge Chair as well as the Dapper Lounge Chair.