Up Lounge Chair features an uphoostered shell and is enriched with solid wood armrests in American walnut. A stylish design and craftsmanship in the wood manufacturing have created an authentic masterpiece.
Designed by Martin Ballendat
Martin Ballendat is an internationally successful designer for 25 years. Born in Bochum in 1958 he studied Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. After 3 years as an employee for the company Sedus at the border to Switzerland he took over the design- and development department of the Austrian company Wiesner Hager and shaped their design for more than 10 years. In 1995 he founded his own studio in Upper Austria and later a second one in Germany. Meanwhile Design Ballendat is a company with 18 employees and is working for well- known brands in more than 10 countries ( Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Thailand, USA, Egypt, Poland, France and the UK). He achieved more than 100 design prizes and other awards. Among them are: 17xRed Dot, 2xBest of the Best, IF-Award Hannover, Best of Neocon Chicago Gold and Silver, Good Design Award Athenaeum, Best of the Best Interieur-Innovations-Award, Focus LGA Stuttgart in Gold and Silver, Design Plus Award, Materialica Award, IIDEX Gold Award Canada, National Award Saarland, Josef Binder Award in Gold, National Award Austria ; prizes in Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, China, Hungary and many more. Martin Ballendat is also working as lecturer and visiting professor at the Universities of applied sciences in the field of design in Graz and Salzburg.
Leather is a natural product, it quickly adjusts to the body temperature and is soft and comfortable. Every hide is a unique specimen with special properties that are harmonized as much as possible during the tanning and dying process. Small scars, insect bites, folds or stains do not reduce the quality of the leather; they simply and, depending on the conditions, the folds will not reform.
Made with innovative craftsmanship, this lounge chair with handcrafted armrests offers great flexibility and weightlessness in style and comfort.
Made in Italy