Solo Cello Chair

Les Ateliers Guyon designed the hanging chair Solo Cello, delicate and robust at the same time, inspired by a pair of earring that was on display as part of a jewellery showcase.

Solo Cello Chair
“The chair has been, for any designer throughout the ages, just as challenging stylistically as it is structurally. We often don’t realize the work that goes into the creation of the object. For me, the ultimate challenge in this domain is the suspended chair. It must be both delicate and ultra- robust, as it floats in the air. In addition, the chair is suspended in a monumental way that leads to more artistic expression, simply given the space it requires.” says Les Ateliers Guyon’s designer Félix Guyon.
Solo Cello Chair
Les Ateliers Guyon, Solo Cello Chair

The inspiration for the Solo Cello came from a jewelry showcase in a gallery in Saint Laurent, Montréal. The shape of the frame is based on a pair of earring that was on display as part of the show.

The name comes from the song Cello Suite No.1 by Johann Sebastian Bach. With its delicate shapes and elegant styling, this chair naturally evokes the beauty of a cello and the accompanying melodies that it yields.


For the suspended chair, which will be part of Les Ateliers Guyon’s next furniture collection, Félix Guyon confesses having cold sweats while successfully trying to find the perfect balance between strength and lightness, elegance, and that fine line between “art deco” and contemporary styling. The collection will include a reading chair, a dining chair, a coffee table and light fixtures.

Solo Cello Chair
Client: Les Ateliers Guyon and Groupe Germain
Design: Les Ateliers Guyon
Production: handmade in Quebec
Year: 2013

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