Salsa® Lounge Chair

Item #66S

Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat 1994

Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat punctuated Bauhaus principles with their signature aesthetic to create the Salsa Lounge Collection. The pieces transform from conservative to adventurous with the use of exciting accent finishes — inspired by Henri Matisse — and optional shelves.


Starts at: $2670


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NYC Home Design Shop: 212 343-4190

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Construction and Details
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  • Available in a range of Spinneybeck® leathers
  • Cushion is 5” thick polycore with a soft, double-wrapped quilted Dacron wrap for a softer sit. Cushion displays moderate crowning
  • Upholstery consists of highly resilient Dymetrol seat suspension over black plywood frame attached to black 12-gauge steel frame. Leather and textile upholstery feature welting detail
  • Frame available in a variety of wood finishes
  • Optional shelves can be specified in a wide range of combinations
  • Shelf supports are nickel-plated steel
  • Frame and shelves are natural veneer over 1 ¾” thick solid fiberboard core
  • Grommets are 1 ¼” aluminum castings with tungsten powder coat finish on side and back. 12 grommets per lounge chair
  • Legs are 1 1/3”D x 8 ¼”H cold-rolled, 14 gauge steel tubing
  • Legs and brackets available in 10 bright  finishes
  • Plastic glides included
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®



Paul Aferiat attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his Bachelor of Architecturein 1975. He began his architectural training in the offices of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer and Giorgio Cavalieri. He later worked in the offices of Richard Meier and Partners Architects as well as Gwathmey Siegel and Associates.

Peter Stamberg attended Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design and the Architectural Association of London Graduate School of Architecture. He began his architectural training in the offices of Davis Brody and Associates.

In 1976 the two architects began to collaborate on projects of their own. The pair collaborated for 13 years before officially establishing Stamberg Aferiat Architecture in 1989. Citing Luis Barragan as a major source of inspiration, the firm is known for using bold colors on top of modern compositions.

This love of color is evident in the Salsa Lounge collection, designed for Knoll in 1994. The collection was created with the intention of bringing whimsy and flexibility to whatever space it inhabited. With several shelf options that mount to the arms of the chairs, Salsa makes use of natural wood and brightly colored accents to create a uniquely practical piece of modern art.