When you envision basking by the ocean on a lounge chair, or enjoying the sea breeze whistle through your open windows at your resort hotel, the St. Tropez lifestyle embodies this feeling. Designer Christophe Pillet has created a line of recycled aluminum chairs, bar stools, and swivel chairs that were inspired by and made for Hotel Sezz in St. Tropez. Aluminum chair manufacturer Emeco, in Pennsylvania, paired with Pillet to produce a chair that isn’t exactly what you would expect at a luxury tropical resort.
Pillet said, “All hotels in the area are the same – fashion hotels. I wanted the opposite. The precious thing for me is the quality of the sun in southern France. I wanted the hotel to feel like the smell of the skin when you are on the beach.”… Mocoloco
The Sezz chair is very simplistic in design with no visible welding connections, which makes the Sezz chair line comfortable and durable. “The look is very subtle, but holds an unbelievable quality; you don’t see the welding, the recycled aluminum, the indestructibleness, they are all real but invisible values, the hidden territory of a luxury product”…Mocoloco
The unique aesthetic about these chairs is the timeless appeal that they have. Unlike chairs found in many trendy hotels in resort areas, these chairs will look great years from now. Pillet designed the chairs for this exact reason. He commented, “The chair is not made to look a certain way, but to make you instantly want to climb up in it and have a nap. The idea is to be timeless and create desires, using the objects in its purest form. When you collect, you choose items you would like to keep for a long time and not throw away, even when these items are not in fashion, you still love them”…Mocoloco
What a great inspiration for all designers to live by; to design for comfort, functionality, and timeless appeal. The Sezz chairs are a furniture inspiration for us all to learn by and enjoy in our own homes.
All photo credits: Emeco via Mocoloco