MA Industrial Design graduate Cécile Maïa Pujol’s Lady B chair has gone into production and will be on sale in all Roche Bobois showrooms from Autumn 2014. The chair was designed by Cécile as part of an MA Industrial Design client brief for Roche Bobios in 2012.
The design brief was set by Roche Bobois and embedded into the MA syllabus. MAID and Textile Futures designers were asked to explore the cultural symbolism of domestic seating and to develop new insights into how people use seating in their living spaces.
Lady B is a contemporary interpretation of the conversation chair. The butterfly-shaped asymmetrical silhouette of Pujol’s chair invites the sitter to try different resting positions. Pujol’s insight is grounded in observations into the ways that design can influence social interaction.