Stockholm-based design duo Färg & Blanche have designed a stackable chair inspired by suspenders. The chair was named Frankie in honour of the dance legend Frankie Manning, one of the creator of Lindy Hop. Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche have paid particular attention to the back of the chair, where thin metal “suspenders” give the piece an almost human identity.
Frankie was designed for offices and commercial environments, but nothing keeps you from adding this playful chair into your home. The chair has an upholstered seat and sprung back that provides a high level of comfort, making it ideal for long work hours.
I am particularly fascinated by both fashion and dance and, in the case of FRANKIE, we thought that it would be exciting to let such a pronounced detail as trouser braces hold up and form the whole of the seat back.
– Fredrik Färg
Johanson manufactures the chair in 192 RAL colours and nearly 500 different fabrics.
The metal frame can be enamelled in contrasting colours to accentuate the feeling of the straps. But it can also be quite elegant in a more neutral colour.
– Emma Marga Blanche
*All images and information courtesy of Färg & Blanche.