modern papasan new cool new york interior design
Papasans are something I grew up with in the 80’s and 90’s. Every home had one, either in the living room, den or bedroom. I have always wanted to redesign the form because while they are so comfortable, I find traditional ones to be so ugly. I could never bring myself to actually buy one. These strange American icons deserve to have a face lift. My Neu! Papasan is a modern take on this American classic.
The base is constructed with a tubular steel ring and solid steel rod for the stiles. A small solid band clinches the stiles like a napkin ring to hold all the parts together. The upholstery is made from a fitted comforter with quilting that is placed inside the cage. The upholstered seat goes in last which anchors everything in place. I used polished metals and powdered steel to elevate the design through materials. The color palette of the upholstery reflects the burnt sienna and blues I’ve always been drawn to aesthetically, having been born a child of the 1970s.