Toronto-based designer Tom Chung looked to his own early ‘90s mountain biking days when configuring his versatile cafe chair. Fromme (named for the peak outside Vancouver) is engineered to use as little material as possible, with custom extruded and cast-aluminum components forming a laser-welded structure while suspension joints under the seat add a soft and comfortable flexibility. Lightweight and rated for contract use inside and out, Fromme has an anti-UV powder coating and is easily stackable up to 6 high.
- 30.7" h x 17.7" w x 18.5" d (78x45x47cm)
- Seat height: 17.7" (45cm)
Aluminum, anti-UV powder-coating, matte grained finish
Paris-based Petite Friture (French for “small fry”) champions new names as well as veteran designers as they collaborate on objects, lighting and furniture, all created for everyday life. “Emerging talents benefit from the exposure of the more established talents, while established talents remain fresh and open to new ideas thanks to the contact with emerging talents,” says founder Amelie du Passage. “I like to think of Petite Friture as the meeting point.”
Every product tells its own story. “It alludes to happiness, the sunshine, and a simple but pleasing dish to share with people you love,” Amelie says. “In short, it means many positive things that make life worthy.” She sees the workings of the much-heralded brand, which only debuted in 2009, much like a book editor. “Our role is to gather all of these mini-narratives together and combine them to create the Petite Friture story.”