Like fashion, chairs can be sumptuous or simple, whimsical or practical, a frill or a necessity. Both balance multiple concerns—design, construction and comfort—and serve as a testament to personal taste. To celebrate the arrival of the Fred lounge chair—a collaboration between Danish furniture design house Fritz Hansen and Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon—Kinfolk’s creative team explores the relationship between our clothes and the most used and useful chair in the home: The one where we sit and put on shoes in the morning, lay a freshly-pressed outfit for the day ahead, or—perhaps more often than we’d care to admit—use as a catch-all for clothes that are not quite dirty but not quite clean. TwitterFacebookPinterest Left: Asta wears a vintage scarf. Right: Fred lounge chair by Fritz Hansen in yellow Christianshavn 1110 textile and black base. Left: Asta wears a leather shirt by Nanushka and vintage trousers and scarf. Right: Fred lounge chair by Fritz Hansen in gray Christianshavn 1120 textile and black base. Asta wears a blazer and trousers by Peter Do and shoes by Reiken. Fred lounge chair by Fritz Hansen. Related Stories Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Fashion Issue 19 On Courage The English word “courage” comes from the Latin term “cor,” meaning “heart", yet we often assign this virtue to acts of mere physical fortitude.