Designed by Doshi Levien for HAY, the Dapper lounge chair represents the design duo’s distinctive fusion of industrial design, fine craftsmanship, storytelling and technology. Originally designed for use in a London university, Dapper has an extra wide backrest for comfort and optimal elbow support for laptop work. Its structural shape is formed by two moulded oak-veneered plywood shells with powder coated steel legs.
Doshi Levien is a London based design studio founded in 2000 by Nipa Doshi (b. 1971) and Jonathan Levien (b. 1972). Doshi grew up in India and studied at the National Institute of Design, while Jonathan, who is from Scotland, trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. They met while studying at the Royal College of Art. They have established a strong reputation for creating design that is both technically advanced and imbued with cultural resonance. They have been internationally acclaimed for their work and in 2008 were awarded the prestigious Future Legends of Design by the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York.