Uchiwa is a capacious armchair, taking its soft and open shape from the traditional Japanese hand fan. Generous and inviting, new and familiar at the same time, the armchair comes in two upholstered versions: in a softer quilted model for a more domestic environment and in moulded foam for a more demanding contract context. The base is available in natural or stained oak.
Dimensions: Lounge Chair: W87.2 x D88.4 x H106 cm Ottoman: W61 x D49 x H39 cm
Founded in 2000 by Nipa Doshi (b. 1971) and Jonathan Levien (b. 1972), Doshi Levien is a London-based design studio that is known for creating bold pieces that are technically advanced, innovative and resonative of cultural influences. Doshi carries the visual idealism of the pair, where she probes at the materiality of things while seeking to gain new insight into the world via aesthetic understanding. On the other hand, Levien dives deep into the precision and technique of creation, perfecting the details that are often numerous albeit a simple silhouette. Together, the duo functions complementarily, working on projects for well-established companies and brands, gaining international recognition for their work in furniture, fashion, lighting, homeware and technology. They have also been awarded the prestigious Future Legends of Design by the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York in 2008.