Anything evoking newness is probably a good bet these days, so Hightower’s Proto Lounge has garnered quick acclaim.
What’s original here? The curvaceous semi-circular form is the main calling card, as it creates a quick personal enclave that’s appealing in both the aesthetic and functional sense. As Hightower says, “These designs take one’s inclination to turn inward or outward and create mini environments to mimic those moments.”
Proto is available with conventional back height and as an extended highback piece—the latter providing an extension of personal space and privacy.
Proto is the winner of Interior Design Magazine’s 2020 HiP Award for Best Hospitality Lounge Seating. It is also red-list free.