Needless to say, seating is the one category that is on every designer’s mind and on design addicts’ must-have list alike. This passion is fueled by countless exhibitions and books, including “1000 Chairs” edited by Taschen, and “Sofas: 340 Iconic Designs”, by Agata Toromanoff and edited by Thames & Hudson. Our catalogue too, is becoming an essential guide to the most coveted chairs, armchairs and sofas. In fact, The Invisible Collection presents a selection of iconic seating created by contemporary star designers, including AD 100 listers. All our designs are handmade by the best craftsmen in Europe who can accommodate any bespoke request. We handpicked an array of unique designs that have a willingly timeless style lending the pieces a collectible quality. Some tap into midcentury modern elegance whilst others draw inspiration from the refined tradition of French Arts Décoratifs, and they all represent the most innovative seating of today. The seating available on The Invisible Collection encompasses all materials, including certified woods, paired with the finest fabrics from custom bouclé by Pierre Frey, to soft shearling by Norki. In addition to the iconic designs regularly featured in lifestyle and interior decoration magazines, we offer a curated selection of re-issues created by some of the masters of twentieth century design. Pierre Paulin, Oscar Niemeyer, Eileen Gray, Pierre Chareau, to name but a few are on the roster of The Invisible Collection, side by side with today’s masters in the likes of Pierre Yovanovitch, Charles Zana, Humbert & Poyet, and Pierre Augustin Rose.
Our curated selection of seating reflects the designers’ vision and creativity, as well as the laser-focus attention to detail by our skilled craftsmen. For instance, the Asymmetry armchair and sofa by Pierre Yovanovitch require hours on end of fitting the fabric on its sculptural frame, a painstaking work done by the artisans of Atelier Jouffre. Thanks to innovative techniques paired with traditional crafts these designs stand out for their sculptural presence. More than an essential element of a well-appointed room, seating can inspire some great decorating ideas: Chairs, sofas, armchairs, and even some darling ottomans & stools are the latest must-haves in contemporary interior decoration, as they elegantly punctuate the space. Featured in a wide variety of shapes, materials and styles, they often are interchangeable and can be displayed in the room as eye-catching decorating elements. Their alluring, sculptural presence never goes unnoticed. Enjoy browsing our curated selection of seating solutions on theinvisiblecollection.com and get inspired by them!