Eye-catching chaise longue, model “Ruffian”, designed by Niall O’Flynn for ‘t Spectrum in the Netherlands in 1997.
Only a few of these beautiful chaise longues have been produced, as an “experimental production”, making them a rare find and a unique piece of Dutch design. They have a tubular metal frame, nicely crafted from one piece, and a woven metal seating, making the seating experience nice and comfortable. A great piece that would make a great addition to any interior!
In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Niall O’Flynn (Ireland 1959) is a multi-disciplinary designer and business-man, dividing his time between industrial design and exhibition and interior design. Trained as an architect and cabinet-maker, materiality and material transformation has been a constant reference in his designs. Having run his company with considerable success for several years in London, since 1990 Niall has located his studio and workshops in Barcelona, working with institutional and corporate clients. Between 1997 and 2001, Niall ran a furniture production ciompany with sales in the US, Europe and Japan.
Niall has exhibited his designs internationally and has received a number of prestigious international design awards. In hisa international trajectory, Niall has represented Ireland, Catalunya and Spain.
Presently, Niall is a university lecturer in the area of design at both graduate and post-graduate level ( Elisava UPF, Istituto Europeo di Design / UB IL3). In recent years, Niall has been Board Secretary of the FAD ( Foment de les Arts y Disseny). Literature: Concepta Barcelona