LEYA SWING SEAT By Freifrau
Swing leather armchair with armrests
Birgit Hoffmann, Christoph Kahleyss
In furniture terms, the swing is nothing less than the definition of happiness: there’s nothing more relaxing than rocking back and forth – and now, you can enjoy these glimpses of weightless bliss at home, too. Designers Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss have taken a Leya seat shell, added metal eyelets and leather straps, and slung it on two stable lines. The result is a rocking chair that doesn’t take up much space, looks light and graceful, and offers all the comfort of a full Leya armchair. But enough talk: you’ve simply got to try it yourself to understand how deeply satisfying an experience it is…
At the beginning, there was a very simple chair – without armrests, but with an ingenious idea. Why not take a modern minimalist form, but combine it with extra-soft upholstery? The result was a compact, almost delicate chair that is far more comfortable than its clear, pure lines might suggest at first sight: Leya. Rewarded with astonishing success, the designers have since successively applied the same concept to various other types of seating - the Leya family now consists of more than twenty variants, from models with armrests through to lounge chairs and bar stools and the Leya wingback couch with its lavish Chesterfield upholstery.