Belgium, Zutendaal. The Contour chair, due to be launched in 2016, is the newest product from the family-run, luxury Belgian outdoor specialists Tribù. Designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, the Contour chair showcases his predilection for pure, light design.

Unassuming at first glance due to its perceived simplicity, the Contour chair hides exquisite technique and craftsmanship. The name is derived from the frame on which the whole product rests.

Made from a single powdercoated stainless steel tube, ‘Contour’ describes the chairs continuity of form. Creating the curves of the tube and ensuring stability and symmetry requires a great deal of skill; the Contour chair highlights this skill with demure modesty.

Contour chair

The open structure weave of the backrest brings to mind the traditional weave pattern of fishing nets. While the marine connotations may not have been explicit, they make the Contour chair perfectly suitable for life on board a superyacht; all elements of the design are waterproof.

The Contour collection will also feature an armchair, easy chair and a two-seater and will be available in white or wengé with a weave in linen or wengé. The marine-like weave pattern that forms the backrest of the Contour collection is a favourite and ever present in the superyacht market as was highlighted in SuperyachtDesign Q23’s Mood Board by products such as the Poseidon.