Product LaunchOctober 17, 2023

COR releases Shrimp23 Lounge and Cocktail Chair

It isn’t always necessary to develop new products in the world of seating furniture. Sometimes all you have to do is revamp an existing design, like the Shrimp easy chair from 2011. “When we review older designs we always ask ourselves if we’d do it the same way today,” explained the designer duo Jehs+Laub, adding, “We wouldn’t change anything about the Shrimp seat shell because the fact that it’s made from a single piece of wood makes it iconic and special. However, we don’t think the seat core reflects contemporary tastes.” This led us to design a new seat cushion with additional volume. It provides a harmonious contrast to the hard wood and the technology used to form the shell. The slightly larger, soft cushion is loose in the shell, forming an arm rest and a slightly higher back for support and additional comfort. Also new is the frame, which not only makes the armchair swivel, but also causes it to swing.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is the Shrimp chair’s iconic shell. The chair gets its typical silhouette from the flexible bentwood shell with side recesses that make it look like a crustacean, hence the name. Shrimp impresses both aesthetically and functionally. The shell is made of reinforced bentwood veneered in oak or walnut or lacquered, and the soft fabric or leather cushion makes a beautiful contrast, emphasising Shrimp’s lounge chair character. Although it was a major challenge, it was possible to retain the synchrony of the side recesses. The cushion’s cut and filling are coordinated to precisely align with the side recesses on the shell.

Designed by: Jehs+Laub
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