The back pattern draws inspiration from the 19th century Emma armchair. The predecessors had a pleaded grid naturally created from the back buttons. To keep the pattern as minimalistic as possible it’s been reduced to one simple diamond.
Emma is a low armchair with a high back. In the original models the small armrests were made to allow room for immense crinoline dresses. Today, as well as then, it makes the perfect armchair for both reading and socializing.
Like the 19th century women, the Emma armchair used to wear full length skirts. To reflect on how the ideals has evolved, we have given the modern Emma a more updated leg look: half covered with textile, similar to leggings.