Hug Chair

Year: 2019

Client: Zilio A&C

Sector: Furniture Design

The name, HUG stands for Humane, Universal and Genuine – but also, simply the feeling of receiving a warm hug.

Investigating the potential of wood as a chair-making material led the pair to a new creation that fuses the aesthetics of two classic archetypes: the Chinese Ming-style circle chair, and the Thonet Vienna N.811 armchair. At first, the Hug chair’s familiar shape might be taken for granted, yet its proportion, materiality and construction reveal a truly refined sophistication.

We delight in this two-step experience of the chair, comparing it to “the sweet aftertaste of a cup of green tea”. Hug chair has an upholstered seat with solid ash wood construction and available in various finishes and colours.