design et al are delighted to announce that Louis Henri Ltd has been shortlisted for the Chair Award in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
The Kiss Chair is a chair that Louis designed to capture the feeling you get when you first see ‘the one’ from across the room. With the use of a golden ball to encapsulate that precious moment. The Kiss Chair is the first part of a diptych of chairs, the second one which is currently being designed and made is a chaise called ‘Madonna and Child’.
The frame is entirely handmade in solid oak by Louis’ brother, Balthaser. Upholstered in London with contrast upholstery. The fabrics offset and compliment the warmth of the golden oak and golden ball. The fabrics are a mix of golden embossed and etched shagreen style fabric made from little round white dots with velvet piping and textured cream combination. Standing at 810 mm in height and 850 mm in diameter. Louis’ designs are always playful with a formality that comes from repetition in the design, bringing back a subtle formal edge to the overall look.
Born in South Africa into a family of designers and innovators, Louis Henri Bührmann spent his childhood drawing, painting and creating. From an early age, he was hooked on the creative process. After completing a degree in interior architecture Louis moved to London to pursue a career in design. Over the next six years Louis excelled in the design industry whilst continually developing his own ideas, from interior product design to experimenting with lighting, textiles and spatial manipulation. In 2007, Louis made the monumental decision to start his own design business, and Louis Henri Ltd was born.
Now with over a decade of luxury design experience, Louis’ portfolio includes opulent apartments in London and Paris, a luxurious retreat in Dubai, a palace in Saudi Arabia and an exquisite holiday villa in the South of France, among others. Using his clients’ lifestyles as the starting point for his designs, Louis Henri’s elegant interiors include only the finest materials and bespoke craftsmanship. With the launch of his debut collection of furniture, lighting and rug concepts, Louis’ immaculate style continues to evolve, combining innovative design and an exacting attention to detail in these unique items. Each piece in the Louis Henri 2017 Collection is bespoke and expertly handcrafted, a thing of beauty that will last for many lifetimes.