It’s now eleven years since the famous “Luco” was released from the bucolic setting of the Luxembourg Gardens to conquer the world and implant itself everywhere. Designed in 2003 by Frédéric Sofia and inspired by the famous SENAT models, these chairs have become icons of contemporary design and have featured in stories and adventures from Paris to New York, in summer and winter, from the University of Harvard to the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. With almost 500 000 units sold around the world, Fermob has published this icon and all of its declinations for over a decade. A classic that never stops reinventing the ultimate comfort of a key piece of urban furniture that, more than ever, entices us to sit down. Made of aluminum and available in 24 colors, these smooth, sleek and stackable chairs reflect a typically French spirit. A spirit that continues in a constantly evolving range, from a high table version with matching stools and, since 2012, includes a rocking chair as well as a high chair and a folding seat chair specially designed for Roland Garros. In the manner of a family of objects conceived by Frédéric Sofia as a model of comfort and ergonomics as much as it is a symbol of Paris, the Luxembourg chair now stands as a paragon of romanticism and modernity, through its discreet sophistication and its appreciation of the art of conversation. YS

Prize : VIA Grant 2003
Materials : Painted aluminium
Photos : Philippe Frisée
Dimensions : Chair 88x57x52cm – Low armchair 72x69x86cm
Produced by : Fermob, France