The late Pierre Folie (1938–2020) was a French painter, sculptor, and designer. His artistic work is essentially abstract, mainly geometric and sometimes lyrical, going as far as surreal and considered avant-garde. His furniture design also features geometric forms and utilitarian elements, drawing on Bauhaus principles. The Douglas lounge chairs were originally designed in the 1960s and produced by Manelec—a company specialising in high-end production of stainless steel furniture, and also the producer for furniture designer Maria Pergay. The highly collectable and robust chairs stand on a swivel base and sit low to the ground while offering a wide profile for greater comfort. The chairs were later reproduced by Jacques Charpentier with a slightly modified design.