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New Legacy Sofia Chair
Stellar Works & Shuwa Tei
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The form may look familiar but the discerning details elevate Sofia Chair to the realm of funishing-cum-artpiece. Finely crafted in solid African sapelli wood, Shuwa Tei’s armchair has subtle grace notes of shape that recall Eastern influences and succinct detailing in stainless steel that bespeaks Western modernity. From his boundary-crossing New Legacy series of wooden chairs and tables, each piece embodies the quest for new design frontiers while remaining appreciative of the heritage of the past.

  • 28" h x 23.75" w x 20" d (71x60x50.8cm)
  • Seat height: 17.5" (44.5cm)
  • Sapelli

Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.

Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests. 

The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.