July 15, 2011

Luxembourg Kid Chairs By Fermob

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The original garden chairs in the Jardin du Luxembourg were designed in 1923 and made of enameled steel. In 2000, 2002, or 2004, by the invitation? authorization? laissez-faire attitude? of the French Senat, which owns the Jardin, Fermob began manufacturing Frederic Sofia's "reinterpretation" of the chairs in powder-coated aluminum.

Now it seems that the rather awesome kid-sized version of Sofia's chair, the Luxembourg Kid, has reached America's shores. Or at least the shores of Silverlake; I saw them first on the website of OG Silverlake design shop Plastica.

Luxembourg Kid chaise, $165 [plasticashop.com]
Luxembourg Kid table & chaise [fermob.com]
Frederic Sofia design site and FC Sofia artwork site. Colette/indie toy-weirdness [

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