Introducing the Elysium-R: The World’s Most Advanced Chair

By Paul Joseph

DavidHugh Ltd, the company behind the widely celebrated Elysium chair, has launched its newest creation, the £38,000 Elysium-R, in London.

The new chair was unveiled at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealership in Mayfair alongside the iconic automaker’s latest Phantom model, with a window display from DavidHugh showcasing Elysium-R to the public.

The revolutionary new chair is on display at the showroom until 19 January, with DavidHugh creating a window display to give Mayfair passers-by the chance to see the world’s most technologically advanced chair in all its glory.

Elysium is billed as neutralising gravity, implementing floatation theory and taking comfort to a whole new level by recalibrating the senses. It incorporates brand new armrests that sweep back to offer more support and are sculpted using 3D CAD/CAM to follow the contours of both the arms and motion of the chair.

Engineers have developed a new technique to fill the armrest with a grade of gel that mimics the quality of human skin. This ‘second skin’ is covered with the same grade of leather as the body of the chair, giving an unbelievable look and feel.

The Elysium-R is presented in a near-black pure aniline leather from Swedish cattle together with a black chrome base and almond gold frame, giving it a darker, more luxurious appearance. The contrast achieved by the black chrome, black aluminium and gold elements highlight the sophistication in engineering, where parts appear to intersect and join in impossible ways.

David Wickett, co-founder of DavidHugh, said: “It’s a true honour to have Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London hosting the launch of Elysium-R – a product we’re incredibly excited about. This is without question the most elegant version of Elysium we have made, but with the same unprecedented and remarkable levels of comfort as standard model.

“Rubbing shoulders with such luxurious cars – particularly the stunning new Phantom – is where Elysium-R is truly at home, and we’re delighted to see it in the showroom lining up next to some of the most beautiful cars ever made.”

The Elysium-R will be limited to only 18 models worldwide to coincide with the chair’s launch date of January 2018.

By Paul Joseph