Laidback Elegance
Fred Lounge Chair by Jaime Hayón for Fritz Hansen

Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayón is famous for his colourful and vibrant style, but when he collaborates with different companies it’s often that he adapts to create something slightly more subtle than his individual work. The latest collaboration between Hayón and Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen is a good example of it.

The name of the chair, Fred, means “peaceful” in Danish, which just describes the level of comfort and good vibes when sitting on it. The lounge chair strikes a balance between Danish heritage and the designer’s modern, playful aesthetic. The shape of the chair draw inspirations from pelicans’ broad wings, curved bodies and distinctive bills and it’s all about laidback elegance. The frame is available in natural oak, stained oak and black ash and is assembled by hand, while the cushions are upholstered with detachable covers in textiles or leather in different colours. The chair fits into the various settings from home to office or even restaurants and is comfortable for socialising, reading or relaxing.