PASTIS ARMCHAIR / Story
Designed for HAY by French designer Julien Renault, Pastis Armchair is a wooden chair built on authenticity, strength and high-quality craftsmanship, with the intention of creating a timeless chair that would last for decades. Balancing a sturdy construction with elegant aesthetics, Pastis offers a versatile armchair that emanates personality – for enjoying life, dining, socialising, and bringing a sense of warmth and vitality to its surroundings. Available in a variety of lacquered wool types and colours, Pastis’s durability and comfort makes it suited to many indoor spaces, from dining rooms and kitchens in private homes to cafés and other public environments.
French designer Julien Renault grew up near Paris before studying industrial design in ESAD Design & Art School in Reims, France, and ECAL in Switzerland. These two different educations have helped to form his approach to his work – a combination of objective and rational methods with artistic and personal freedom. Currently based from his studio in Brussels, Julien’s ability to find inspiration everywhere means he is not afraid to beautify the ordinary. Convinced that all objects have a subconscious effect on our daily lives, Julien manifests the interconnection between objects and their surroundings in his designs, which he creates for a number of international brands. For HAY, Julien has produced the Pastis Table and Chair series.