A Dream Seat That Bloomed Into Reality

“What would be the softest place on earth to lay your head to rest?” For designer Andrés Reisinger, this answer was a blooming hortensia, a voluminous flower characterized by blooming pink pompoms. Together with girlfriend and textile designer Júlia Esqué, Reisinger made his dream come true, starting with a 3D rendering that went viral on social media. Several inquiries turned the 2019 3D rendering into a limited edition chair. However, Reisinger and Esqué wished that the armchair could be widely available, but it was advised that this was not possible. Thanks to the partnership with Moooi, the Hortensia armchair has now become a reality.

The Hortensia armchair consists of over 30,000 laser-cut petals and gives the user the feeling of sitting in a flower. The curved silhouette and the pastel colors underline the dreamlike experience. Each chair is accompanied by The Button, Moooi’s digital authentication that uses NFC technology to make counterfeiting impossible.

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