This is a one-seater with real personality. And behind this amazing armchair, there is an impressive demonstration of craftsmanship. The main structure is in saddle leather, while Ascots distinctive back, with its perforated design literally creates an artwork with character. An exclusive collectors piece.
The Ascot is built up from a self-supporting structure in curved wood which on both sides is completely covered saddle leather and finished with seam stitching on the edges. Within this structure is positioned a hanging seat in saddle leather having a perforated back, which gives the seating unit a characteristic personality of its own. The use of saddle leather and the perforation technique on the back part of the Ascot is enabling JORI to expand even further its know-how in high-quality leather finishing.
The Ascot obviously becomes an eye-catcher in every interior: all eyes will be immediately drawn to this occasional armchair. While the Ascot stands as an eye-catcher - according to some, even an artwork - in the interior, as soon as visitors arrive, it can be placed next to the sofa corner to create an extra seat. The Ascot stands on a round foot in brushed stainless steel and can rotate 360° around its axis for even greater user-friendliness. Simultaneously practical and stylish.
A fast career in French design
It was in 1967 that Juan Jorion met Jean Pierre Audebert in Paris at the salon of the famous ‘Société des Artistes Décorateurs’, an organisation which groups the crème de la crème of French designers. Audebert presented a furniture collection for young children and also a range of office chairs. A close collaboration was born which contributed to the success story of JORI.
Jean-Pierre Audebert graduated from the Ecole Boulle, where he was also a professor at the beginning of his career. As an architect, he earned his stripes with interior projects for financial institutions, public buildings and schools. He also carried out several projects for the French High-Speed Train or TGV.
- Armchair with self supporting wood bending
- Seat in saddle leather, back in perforated saddle leather.
- Foot : round base stainless steel brushed. Optional other fine textured JORI standard lacquers.
- 2D and 3D images for visualization are available on our website.