The offer of ikershop.com has been expanded with the new seat from a winning collection by German designers Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel from the WertelOberfell studio. Here is what its creators tell about the Mannequin armchair: Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel.
The offer of ikershop.com includes a seat from a winning collection, the authors of which are German designers Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel from the WertelOberfell studio. This time they created a small, handy, mobile, but also wonderfully comfortable armchair. Like other seats from the "Mannequin" series, it can have quilted upholstery in several fashionable colors. The seat bases also come in different variants. We can choose the color, shape and material (metal or wood) from which they are made. The multitude of configurations makes the Mannequin armchair an extremely versatile piece of furniture that will fit into both the post-industrial interior of a loft and a cozy living room in a wooden house outside the city. Iker stylists recommend it as a perfect piece of furniture to be placed at the coffee table in the living room, in front of the fireplace or in the office, as a comfortable place to read.
Here is what its creators themselves tell about the Mannequin armchair: Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel ...
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Aniela Serek: Are you satisfied with the Mannequin Lounge armchair?
Jan and Gernot: Yes, we are very pleased with the results. It is the first armchair we designed for Iker. While working on this piece of furniture, we learned a lot about the design of this type of seat.
AS: How long did it take to work on this project? What was the hardest?
J, G: The design stage itself took us about three weeks. The most difficult thing was to design the seat in such a way that there was no doubt that it was part of the "Mannequin" collection.
AS: Which version of the armchair do you like the most?
J, G: We like the black armchair with the wire base version the most. Mainly due to the technical details that make the mount almost invisible.
AS: The seat is quite low. What kinds of activities did you think about when designing the Mannequin armchair?
J, G: This armchair was designed for comfort and relaxation. We believe that it will work well both in the living room and in public spaces - in hotel lobbies and in office leisure areas.
AS: Do you think that coffee tables from other Iker collections will fit the "Mannequin" armchair? If so, which ones?
J, G: We think that the "Zig-Zag" tables will be the best companions for the chair, although "Flower" will also look good with it.
AS: The "Mannequin" collection consists of many elements. Do you envisage designing anything else to complement it?
J, G: Only the dining table is being prepared. Besides that, we have no plans to expand the "Mannequin" collection.
AS: What are your plans for the future? Are you working on something that is not a piece of furniture at the moment?
J, G: Of course, we are working on new furniture for Iker. In addition, our two studios (in Berlin and Munich) are still working on very different projects in different fields - electronics, kitchen appliances and 3D printed objects.