01 AP Lounge Chair Iso Dark Stain
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09 AP Lounge Chair Side Dark Stain
03 AP Lounge Chair Iso Natural
02 AP Lounge Chair Iso Natural
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AP Lounge Chair

Designer Aditya Prakash
Collection AP Collection
Year/Period 1967
Dimensions ( cm / in ) H 28.8 / D 26.4 / W 24.5 H 73.0 / D 67.0 / W 62.0
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Product Description

With its cross legs, slanted back, and cane seating, the AP Lounge Chair is reminiscent of the distinctive Cross Legged Lounge Chair that was used in several public building lobbies in Chandigarh.

Aditya Prakash created the original versions of these lounge chairs for his own home. The chairs have been provided with comfortable broad armrests, a feature that is also seen on the audience chairs designed by him for the iconic Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.

Phantom Hands’ sturdier, ergonomically enhanced version is similarly distinct and a result of a rigorous prototyping process which introduced small but meticulous modifications. Aside from the use of premium quality teak, cane and weaving techniques, these tweaks involved minor alterations in dimensions and incline for enhanced stability. Seat and back cushions in a choice of handspun cotton or raw silk fabrics were specially designed for the chair to add to the seating comfort.

Such developments carry on from the architect’s own practice of continually fine-tuning his designs. Aside from upgrading his own creations, Prakash is known to have spent time altering Le Corbusier’s modulor to accommodate the size of Indian bricks while working on the Chandigarh College of Architecture.

Product Specification

Standard dimensions H 28.8 / D 26.4 / W 24.5 H 73.0 / D 67.0 / W 62.0
Materials Teak (Tectona grandis) Natural Cane
Product variants -
Other information Arm Height - 21.7 55.0 Seat Height - 14.2 36.0
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Product Options

We offer this product in a choice of two wood finishes: Natural Teak and Dark Stain.

For the Natural Teak finish, the wood is sanded and finished with hard wax oil to bring out the natural, golden-brown colour of the teak.

For the Dark Stain finish, a coat of water-based, teak stain is applied to give the wood a darker teak shade, followed by a coat of a sealer.

The seat cushions are offered in a choice of handspun cotton (Taboga Dove) or raw silk (Sivan Natural).

Wood Finish Options - Natural Teak / Dark Stain

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Natural Teak
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Dark Stain

Cane Weave Options - Diamond Weave / Cross Weave

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Diamond Cane Weave
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Cross Cane Weave

Fabric Options - Taboga Dove / Sivan Natural

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Taboga Dove
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Sivan Natural

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