'A chair should focus on the person and not the other way around. - Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI

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Iconic series of comfortable swivel armchairs by designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI.

F500 series collection
The collection consists of various models: sleek upholstered with an extra thick layer of foam (F510 series), upholstery with a stitched flat trim (F585 series) or upholstery with deep-buttoned padded seat (F588 series). Choose from two types of bases: a swiveling disc base or a swiveling cross base.

Backrest options
Choose from a model with a high backrest (F587 and F588) or a low backrest (F587 L or F588 L).

Seat height
High backrest : 38 cm as standard.
Low backrest : 36 cm as standard.

Upholstery
Choose from a wide range of high-quality fabrics or leather. The F587 and F588 armchair has a special appearance due to its deep-buttoned padded seat.

Finishes base
The base is finished in powder coat as standard. Optionally, the cross base can be finished in polished stainless steel.

Matching P587 and P588 footstools
There is a matching footstool available with a disc base or a cross base.

Design year 1967Design by Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI

Choose from textile or leather. Click on the drop-down menu to select a colour.


Choose from three types of bases. Click on the drop-down menu to select a colour.

- swiveling cross base (F587 and F587L): the metal base is finished in powder coat or in polished stainless steel.
- swiveling disc base (F588 and F588L): the metal disc base is finished in textured powder coat.
- rocker base (F588 Rocking Chair): the metal frame is finished in powder coat. The solid oak parts are finished in an Artifort oil colour.


Designed by Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI

Geoffrey D. Harcourt (1935) trained at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1962, he designed his first series of small office fauteuils for Artifort. His designs introduced Artifort to the international market for contract design. In the beginning, Harcourt designed mostly seats for reception areas. His first design for Artifort, the 042 series in 1963, was an immediate international success. His philosophy is that the chair should focus on the person and not the other way around. “First the person, then the chair.” Harcourt has won many prizes and in 1978 was awarded the title of "Royal Designer for Industry".

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