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Designer Lisa Hilland dreamt of creating furniture that combined both of her interests – fashion and design – in a self-evident manner. After a great deal of thought she came up with the Torso chair designed for Design House Stockholm.
Lisa Hilland’s Torso is the chair, which like a bare torso, can be dressed. For 2018 she has expanded the collection with a barstool and a lounge chair. The woven leather back is inspired by the traditional hunter chair and gently flirts with Swedish craft traditions. The chairs are modest in their expression yet they are visually striking with their woven leather detailing.
Lisa Hilland puts a lot of value to the fact that Torso is produced in Sweden as she prefers the environmental aspects as well as the hands-on quality control of locally produced design. She can often be seen on the factory floor searching for eco-friendly solutions to enhance the project. The new additions are dressed for the party and you’ll find them in sophisticated bars and salons. You might say that Torso family are the lobster and champagne of chairs.
The Torso framework and leather back are produced in Sweden. The combination of hi-tech and lo-tech, framework and attire, creates a notable dynamic. This is a design that suits the home just as well as the public sector. The chairs are readily stackable and our intention is to make further attire for Torso available in the future.
This will enable purchasers to choose the character or “dress” that best suits their environment.
As a self-proclaimed ‘Publishing House for Scandinavian Design,’ Design House Stockholm facilitates innovative Scandinavian design from a range of renowned and upcoming designers.
Rather than selecting a designer to make a specific product, all designers are invited to bring their personal ideas for everything from development to production. Design House Stockholm look for products that add something new to their genre, products with personality and character.