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by Ralph Rapson for Blu Dot

Blu Dot was founded by John Christakos, Charles Lazor and Maurice Blanks. The firm began as a loose collaborative of three college friends trained in architecture and art, based on the premise that design should be affordable. The partners chose furniture as the subject of interest and opened a studio and operations in Minneapolis in 1996.

Blu Dot has begun to realize their vision with a collection of over 40 pieces that are both elegantly abstract and unambiguously functional. Blu Dot pieces are in the permanent collections of several museums, have been seen on the sets of well-known television shows such as Friends and ER, and have won numerous national and international awards.

It's rare for a nearly transparent design to have such presence. But noted architect Ralph Rapson achieved exactly that with a skillful union of mesh and steel. Winner of the 2007 Blu Dot / Dwell magazine design competition. Choose a stainless steel or satin black powder-coated steel frame.


powder-coated or stainless steel frame
100% synthetic mesh fabric: outdoor-friendly & mildew-resistant
removable pillows and headrest: outdoor friendly & mildew-resistant


measures 49w x 34d x 33h inches with 16h x 26d seat

dwell lounge chair