Product Story

Product Story

A lounge collection of architectural proportions and delicate material contrasts, Brabo features a sensitive mixture of metal, wood and leather. Taming such a mixed-media composition requires a refined aesthetic and impeccable editing. "There was a lot of fine tuning to arrive at just the right balance of materials," says designer Vincent Van Duysen. "Because the structure is exposed, the subtlety of the transitions was essential. It had to be beautiful from every angle." Brabo includes a club chair, settee and sofa, available in solid ash in 18 finishes or solid walnut in eight finishes, and a selection of three metal finishes.

Product Story

Product Story

According to folklore, Van Duysen’s home city of Antwerp was named from the legend of a mythical giant who lived near the river Scheldt. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river; for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river. Eventually, the giant was slain by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant’s own hand and flung it into the river. Antwerp was later named from the Dutch hand werpen, “throwing hand.”

Designer

Vincent Van Duysen

Inspired by classical forms, Vincent Van Duysen strives for order and clarity.

 

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Dimensions

Depth
33"

Width
26-5/8" Club chair
50-5/8" Settee
74-1/2" Sofa

Height
29" Overall
15" Seat
21 7/8" Arm

Product Numbers

SVV4A lounge chair, ash
SVV4W lounge chair, walnut

SVV5A settee, ash
SVV5W settee, walnut

SVV6A sofa, ash
SVV6W sofa, walnut

Construction

Frame
Solid wood and steel-plated metal

Seat, back
FR foam, Dacron and polyfoam cushions

Sling, arm wrap
Leather