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The Belgian design furniture company JORI introduces during the Salone del Mobile eye-catching creations of international designers.

The Italian designers POCCI+DONDOLI have designed the ‘sporty’ lounge chair PRELUDE. Striking is also the elegant armchair LAGOM, a brilliant vintage creation of the Dutch designer HUGO DE RUITER.

But also the Frenchman JEAN-PIERRE AUDEBERT doesn’t lag behind. He surprises with the ‘fluffy’ RAPSODY lounge chair which demonstrates his interpretation of the modern lounge chair. He is also the creative brain behind the spacious new sofa concept GITANO.

Last but not least JORI shines a light on the talent of British designer David Fox with this crowned BLOOM model family, a combination of armchair and (side) table.

Lounge chair & Footstool Prelude – Designer Pocci+Dondoli (IT)

Lounge chairs today are a favoured item in the interior. They meet the current need of ‘desocializing’, the need to separate oneself from the stressful and noisy outside world, and to completely immerse in oneself. The cocoon concept of the lounge chair, with its seductively comfortable inner shell, fits in perfectly with this trend.

Match a design lounge chair to an XL wellness factor? Perfect match for JORI, who viewed this as an assignment for the Italian designer duo Pocci+Dondoli. Not a wrong choice. They designed with their Italian flair the exclusive lounge chair PRELUDE: an undeniable eye catcher with its elegant open shell shape, of which the tight outline contrasts sharp with its seductively soft inner shell. The 2 refined leather ribbons on the inside lend the model its exclusive sporty ‘couture’ look. The graceful legframe looks remarkably elegant, and elevates the model to being an artwork on a base.

Because of its discreetly refined look, the lounge chair PRELUDE integrates smoothly into each room of the interior, whether it is the living space, office or dressing room.

A fun and original detail is the option of combined covering, which allows to have the inner and outer shell in different coverings. The concept invites you to feel as a designer yourself and to compose your very own lounge chair PRELUDE.

Just like the entire JORI collection, the lounge chair PRELUDE is manufactured in the JORI production workshops in Belgium, and is available in a large colour range of quality leather and fabric coverings. Ribbons are matched to the outer shell covering.

Recommended sales prices: from +/- € 3.200 (incl. VAT) in fabric for combination lounge chair + footstool.

The ‘JORI configurator’ allows to compose the PRELUDE as wished.


Armchair LAGOM – Designer Hugo De Ruiter (NL)

Inspired by the work of Scandinavian designer icons and the rolling landscape with the billowing sea of the Scandinavian coast, the model LAGOM flowed from the designer hand of Hugo de Ruiter, an undeniable ‘vintage’ masterpiece.

‘Lagom’ stands for the Swedish ‘nearly perfect’ or ‘in the right proportion’ and thus marks the essence of the design by Hugo de Ruiter. The undulating lines of the seat and the elegantly curved surfaces of the armrests look seamlessly perfect and nicely in proportion. The designer interprets these as the flowing motion of a wave, right before it curls and plunges into the sea.

The elegant piping accompanies virtuoso this wavy motion. The wooden frame of high-grade walnut feels as soft as baby skin and underlines the exclusive nature of the armchair.

The new LAGOM model unites in a subtle way the unique craftsmanship of JORI and the vision of the designer. Design, material and optimal seating comfort are perfectly intertwined. The armchair is exceptionally light and quite compact and thus allows it to be combined on several locations in the interior.

Just like the entire JORI collection, the armchair LAGOM is manufactured in the JORI production workshops in Belgium, and is available in a large colour range of quality leather and fabric coverings. Frame of high-grade walnut. Contrasting leather piping available.

Recommended sales prices: from ± € 1.700 (incl. VAT) in fabric, ± € 1.995 (incl. VAT) in leather.

The ‘JORI configurator’ allows to compose the LAGOM as wished.


Lounge chair & Footstool Rapsody – Designer Jean-Pierre Audebert (F)

With the new RAPSODY lounge version, its designer Jean-Pierre Audebert designed a contemporary cocoon version of the classic JORI recliner. The new model meets in every way the current profile of a lounge chair fanatic.

Delightfully ‘fluffy’, somewhat chubbier and less stretched than the JORI classics, it looks seductively nestable: like a comfortable shell, ideal for a hideaway moment after a harsh day or for a power nap. The design looks harmonious, fluent and stylish in its sobriety and finish. For those who love a spicy detail, the design offers a contrasting piping around the chair and footstool as an option.

Both the lounge chair and footstool are mounted onto a central 4-star designer base, which lends the model an additional modern accent. True to its DNA, JORI paid considerable attention for the seating comfort of this model as well: the RAPSODY lounge chair is equipped with a tilting mechanism, which allows you to determine yourself how active or passive you wish to lounge.

Just like the entire JORI collection, the RAPSODY lounge chair and footstool are manufactured in the JORI production workshops in Belgium, and is available in a large colour range of quality leather and fabric coverings. Chassis in epoxy black or black chrome finish.

Recommended sales prices: from ± € 4.000 (incl. VAT) in fabric, ± € 4.800 (incl. VAT) in leather. Contrasting piping: + € 250.

The ‘JORI configurator’ allows to compose the RAPSODY as wished.


Sofa GITANO – Designer Jean-Pierre Audebert (F)

More than ever, the end user demands that his favoured pieces, which he buys for the interior, meet his ultimate expectations, although these often seem to be contradictory. If we extend this behaviour to choosing the perfect sofa, then the end user often falls for a high-end aesthetic smooth design, but on the other hand also longs for this immaculate model to allow him to live out nonchalantly. JORI recapitulated this fact in the assignment given to its designer Audebert: a high-end, contemporary sofa with a bohemian character and an inviting nesting trait.

Not quite so easy, but no task too difficult for the passionate Audebert, who with great verve created the seating concept GITANO: stylishly imposing and yet delightfully inviting, thanks to its luscious seating depth, spacious modules and delightfully loose back and decorative cushions, which allow the most extreme lying and sitting positions. The armrests and the back sections with ‘nesting tubs’ make it a real hugsofa.

What renders the model GITANO really special, is the contrasting piping which every module as well as the armrests have as a finishing touch. Sharp contrast or rather a discreet tone on tone, this lends the sofa a ‘kinky’ twist.

GITANO is in all respects ‘different’. It is not just a sofa, nor a sofa program, it is a creative concept. By playing with various elements, you can achieve the most surprising combinations, in which closed and open looks alternate, and which lead to spacious and varied seating concepts.

Stylishly imposing, seductively nonchalant and utmost modular, these are one by one traits that give the sofa concept GITANO a very alluring appeal in a ‘loungy’ setting, both in a residential as in a contract sector.

Just like the entire JORI collection, the sofa GITANO is manufactured in the JORI production workshops in Belgium, and is available in a large colour range of quality leather and fabric coverings. Modules offered as fixed combinations or as made-to-measure. Contrasting leather piping available.

Recommended sales prices: ± € 4.600 (incl. VAT) in fabric for a model of 205 cm

The ‘JORI configurator’ allows to compose the GITANO as wished.


BLOOM combination armchair/table – Designer David Fox (UK)

For the design of this model family BLOOM, British designer David Fox was inspired by the natural blooming process of a flower, during which the petals gracefully fold open. The concept was awarded the Design and Design International Award.

The bucket chair is available with an outer shell in walnut or white oak veneer, but also in fabric or leather. The table concept offers a choice between 3 bases in 2 heights and 2 different table tops (diameter 85 or 105) in walnut or white oak veneer. This allows the table to be used both as coffee table  or small compact dining table.

Just like the entire JORI collection, the armchair and table BLOOM are manufactured in the JORI production workshops in Belgium

The ‘JORI configurator’ allows to compose the BLOOM as wished.

About JORI - innovative seating comfort since 1963

Belgian company JORI creates perfect seating comfort. JORI has designed contemporary sofas, lounge & reclining chairs, chairs, tables and interior accessories since 1963. Each piece of furniture is created in close cooperation with international top designers and is developed at our own workshop with the greatest care. JORI stands for 100% Belgian craftsmanship. Both our collections and custom furniture focus on a high-quality, honest selection of materials and a sublime finish. Our ambition is always your comfort.

For further information about JORI, don´t hesitate to contact:

  • Mrs Catherine Léonard, + 32 496 40 16 46,
  • JORI communication department, Linda Vermeesch, +32 56 31 35 01,

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