DEAN | Chair
Garden chair with armrests
Innovative technology meets timeless design in DEAN, a collection of chairs so sophisticated and refined they could only be the work of Jean-Marie Massaud. DEAN takes inspiration from the streamlined racing yachts of the America’s Cup, but its elegant form is characterized by a versatility that transcends time and place.
Because it integrates harmoniously with any outdoor environment or decor, DEAN is destined to become a classic of the DEDON portfolio. “I was inspired to design a collection that could mix harmoniously with all kinds of environments,” explains Massaud, “from the house built in clay, wood or glass to the private terrace or balcony of a Florida condominium.”
Two years in development, DEAN has been engineered to a level of refinement rarely achieved in furniture design. All fstenings have been eliminated
or hidden, leaving nothing to interrupt the collection’s clean, flowing lines. In a significant innovation to the standard slingback construction process, the sling itself fits the chair like a sock, using the frame to give tension instead of relying on special machinery.
From DEAN’s solid teak armrest insets, which create both visual and tactile warmth, to the moiré effect of its luxurious double-layered sling fabric, the collection exhibits a thoughtful attention to detail that’s in keeping with the gracious way of life it represents. As an armchair or compact and sporty lounge chair, both in substantial cast aluminum, DEAN will contribute to outdoor settings of comfort and elegance the world over.
DEAN - ChairFabric garden chair with armrests. The DEAN lounge chair offers exceptional deep-sitting comfort. The frame’s connectors are hidden for an elegant, minimalistic appearance.
Frame: DEAN lounge chair consists of a textile seat, a powder-coated aluminum frame with natural teak armrest inlays.