Jehs+Laub Lounge Chair

The Jehs+Laub Lounge Chair, inspired by the structure and geometry of earlier Knoll designs, features a sweeping form, streamlined profile and a composed, inviting interior inspired by traditional quilting.

Details

Construction and Details

  • Polyurethane foam with polyester-fiber backing used for upholstery
  • Hidden seam tufting eliminates the need for traditional pulls or buttons
  • Shell is molded and reinforced urethane
  • The KnollStudio logo and signature of Markus Jehs and Jurgen Laub are located on the underside of the chair
  • Jehs+Laub Lounge Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD


Product Story

When the opportunity to develop a new lounge collection arose in 2007, Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo immediately went to German designers Markus Jehs and J├╝rgen Laub. Pardo had hoped to work with Jehs + Laub for some time, thinking they were the right designers to further the legacy of Knoll lounge seating. Jehs and Laub: "In the beginning we studied all the Knoll classic furniture which impressed us the most - the Mies Chair, the Bertoia Chairs and the Florence Knoll Sofa ... We were very impressed with the structure and the pattern. We made little models in fabric with sewing lines, and when Benjamin Pardo visited us, he said 'this looks like a quilt,' which was very interesting because the quilt production tradition is in Pennsylvania. It`s always important for us when we work for a company that we find the identity and culture of that company. So, we were very happy to be working with the quilt. The next step became, how can we keep the idea of the quilt?...We wanted a chair that was stable at the base, and remained very soft at the top, to maintain the quilt image."