- Vincent van Duysen
Belgian architect and designer Vincent van Duysen has restyled an archetype created in the 1950s and especially popular in the United States: the deckchair originally derived from the hammock—a traditional item of furniture in that part of the world.
Supported by an elegant solid wooden structure stained of Black Oak, Eucalyptus, or Sunrise Oak, Yoell reflects the distinctive feature of the deckchair, designed for relaxing in patios, living spaces, and terraces blessed with a tropical climate. In his minimalist version, Vincent underlines the difference with the systems of the original chairs, featuring textiles or straw with freedom of movement by designing a brand new element.
A frame, printed and shaped anatomically using a thin layer of polyurethane, finds its natural place by hooking itself to the two top and bottom cross-bars of the frame. The result is an exceptionally comfortable, all-in-one system that seamlessly links seat and backrest. Yoell can be upholstered in textiles, leather, or hide-leather from the Molteni&C range.