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Back to All December 12, 2023 Design
Lightly wins Dezeen Awards 'Furniture Design of the Year 2023'

Our Lightly chair, designed by Formway, has been awarded 'Furniture Design of the Year 2023' by Dezeen—the world's most influential architecture, interiors and design magazine.

Lightly is designed to fit today's world—dense, busy, variable, and environmentally conscious. Made from plant-based polymers and recycled waste, Lightly is our lightweight, stackable, durable chair designed to do it all with less.

Here’s what the judges had to say: “Well constructed, lightweight and stackable chair with an elegant form. A chair for many environments, using a minimal amount of materials and avoiding too many composites to aid with recycling.”

We’ve heard many times from the team at Formway that they don’t design products to win awards. Their passion for delivering on the unmet needs of people and the planet compels them to design products of real value and create experiences that surprise and delight. This is the case for Lightly as well. From market research to manufacturing, from material selection to shipping, every aspect of Lightly's design process is considered.

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Lightly chairs are perfect as a dining set at home or en masse for events and in hospitality settings.

Lightly chairs are designed for the modern home, where life can go from peaceful to chaotic in an instant. From two extra guests to ten, Lightly brings dependable versatility, is designed to be as light and as strong as possible to support the demands of home life, and reduce environmental impact by using better materials in a better way. 

Weighing just 6 lbs (2.75 kg), Lightly is made possible through a revolutionary plant-based polymer—a material used in demanding conditions by the automotive industry. This strong, stable material makes the ambitiously fine and complex frame possible, allowing design freedom to create a distinctive, light chair that exceeds commercial durability and safety standards. Formway’s ergonomic expertise means Lightly is as comfortable as it is versatile, suiting compact urban homes through to commercial spaces.

Lightly also comes in an upholstered version with color-matched fabric made from sustainably sourced New Zealand wool that is naturally durable and luxuriously soft.

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Lightly was one of nine design winners. This year’s awards attracted over 4,800 entries from 94 countries around the globe.

Thank you, Dezeen.

For full details on the award win, visit Dezeen here.

Experience Lightly at home, shop now.

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