Together with the London Designstudio PearsonLloyd developed Walter Knoll the Healey Lounge Chair, that supports the rituals of our technology driven lifestyle.
Mood piece. The outer shell carries the soft upholstery – underlined by the distinctive piped quilting. A genuine tribute to the seats of legendary classic cars. Flowing lines trace the shape precisely. An elegant shell envelops the seat and armrests.
A tool for modern life: the broad upholstered armrest. Easily adjustable for comfort and as a surface for a tablet or smartphone. Healey Lounge reveals its personality whether as a soloist or in an informal get-together – lightweight, casually elegant, comfortable, on a swivel base. And you know what they say: how monotonous would life be without extravagant characters?
Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd founded their award-winning studio for industrial design and innovative consulting services in London in 1997. Luke Pearson studied industrial design at the Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Tom Lloyd studied furniture design in Nottingham and industrial design at the Royal College of Art. In 2008, the Royal Society of Arts named them both "Royal Designers for Industry". In 2012, they were named among the top 50 designers in the category "Shaping the Future" by Fast-Co Magazine, New York.
Product design by PearsonLloyd is characterized by strategic thinking, research and development. The expertise of the design team ranges from designing furniture, lighting and commodities to developing interior concepts for airlines, the workplace, the public realm and the healthcare sector. These include the multi-award-winning Upper Class Suite for Virgin Atlantic as well as the design of two areas of the Economy Class.
Markus Benz in conversation with Luke Pearson
With Healey Lounge, Walter Knoll presents a new hightlicht in the collaboration with the London-based design studio PearsonLloyd. But how does an idea become a well-thought-out and innovative product? A film about the capability of creating social relationships – for mutual, long-term success.