Patrick Norguet’s designs are a synthesis of French elegance and Nordic minimalism. Patrick Norguet’s idea was clear from the beginning; the design of the new chair should be generous with rounded shapes distinguishing Erik Jørgensen’s vast knowledge of upholstery.
The name for the chair came from Patrick Norguet’s love for the small Danish Island Askø, which for him was the perfect connection between Danish history and design. It also sounded great in French, which is why it is spelled the French way: ASKO.
Asko is a contemporary reinterpretation of an emblematic brand where quality craftsmanship meets modernity. The chair has beautiful rounded shapes and at the same time it has a daring edge that show a new side of Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik.
The chair is made of a metal frame and rounded shells, which are then upholstered in either leather or fabric. It rests on an elegant metal base and features a swivel function. The first model of the chair has a low back and a very casual look, a second version will follow with a headrest that adds extra comfort.
French designer Patrick Norguet, close to fashion world through his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Guerlain, Christian Dior, is involved in industrial and interior design, dedicating himself to create also exhibitions for Van Cleef and Renault. He belongs to that generation which is making known the “french touch” on the international stage; with his designs he perfectly interprets Cappellini’s theory of the union between fashion and design, projecting items of great presence for both sectors, working for innovation but keeping the greatest semplicity.