Envelope Chair, Paul Smith x Maraham

Envelope Chair - Paul Smith x Maharam

The Envelope Chair, designed by Ward Bennett in 1966 and now manufactured by Geiger, is all business in Bespoke Stripe by Paul Smith.

On display at Living Edge Sydney.
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The Envelope’s minimal, welded tubular steel frame is tautly wrapped by Smith’s first joint effort with Maharam. Designed in 2003, Bespoke Stripe embeds ribbons of colour within a classic menswear pinstripe. Featuring a smooth worsted wool construction that’s just heavier than suiting weight, Bespoke Stripe is woven in the United Kingdom. The sporadic placement of stripes across the textile’s full width allows for, in the bespoke tradition, the opportunity to customize how fabric meets furniture.

In collaboration since 2002, Paul Smith and Maharam have generated a vibrant range of textiles that translate traditional suiting concepts to interiors: reinterpreting quintessential apparel motifs like houndstooth, plaid, polka dots, and stripes through idiosyncratic combinations of colour. Now the two entities are partnering on an exclusive assortment of iconic pieces from the Herman Miller Collection that give new meaning to Smith’s “classics with a twist” approach. Launching at Herman Miller’s Tokyo flagship store on October 1 2020, an exhibit will showcase this concise selection of midcentury designs reimagined by Smith in alternately tailored, whimsical, and artful textiles.


Width: 570mm
Depth: 570mm
Height: 815mm


This product is covered by a 5-year conditional warranty.


This is a Living On product. Its freight emissions have been offset.

Envelope Chair - Paul Smith x Maharam