GB Lounge Modular Sofa — Titanio
Karakter by Gijs Bakker

This piece is part of the AAVVGG Archive and not currently part of the collection.

Dutch industrial designer Gijs Bakker had already established a reputation for his aluminum jewelry when he decided to turn his attention to designing a chair. Inspired by a competition held by Dunlop, the rubber foam manufacturer, Bakker took a piece of foam, bent it at a 90 degree angle, and fixed it in a metal frame. The result was the GB Lounge, a modular lounge chair whose simple silhouette is enhanced by invitingly overstuffed upholstery.

Originally coined “the Levi’s Chair,” Bakker was determined that his design – much like a pair of well-loved jeans – would act as an easygoing antidote to the previous generation’s stiffer tastes. Today, its functionality has been enhanced further with the addition of feet that raise it slightly from the floor for added comfort. Available as a one-seater chair, or with the addition of a pouf, the GB Lounge can be arranged in a variety of ways by connectors that transform it from a solo chair into a multiple seating system.

  • Gijs Bakker, The Netherlands c.1972
  • Powder-coated steel frame and fill foam body and plastic feet.
  • Upholstered in Cassina Tensing, Titanio. 36% cotton, 24% acrylic, 24% viscose, 8% polyester. 30,0000 Maertindale, 4-5 lighfastness rating.
  • Height 66cm / 26"
  • Width 76cm / 30"
  • Depth 95cm / 37.5"
  • Seat Height 37cm / 14.5"
  • Pouf Height37cm / 14.5"
  • Pouf Width 76cm / 30"
  • Pouf Depth 76cm / 30"
  • Made in Italy by Cassina

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