Armchairs are places to inhabit, where you can sit down in doubt and get back up with your ideas in clear order. Places in which to make decisions or to recharge in moments of fatigue. They offer a warm, cozy embrace, energizing at times thanks to bright colors, textures and patterns, silent in other cases thanks to acoustic shelter.
In 1969 Gaetano Pesce presented his UP50 collection, paying homage to the sponge: he was fascinated by the ones used in the shower, which always return to their original form. The duo Yabu & Pushelberg returns to the theme in the Pukka collection (on cover) for Ligne Roset, adding a touch of delicate and organic design. The details of the stitching, the use of ultrasoft foam and the tension of the lines combine with perfect coverings, made possible by more elastic fabrics. In particular, the new Gentle fabric, a 100% wool extensible velvet in solid colors, is a perfect choice.
Colette, from the collection Intérieur aux Aubergines by Maison Matisse, stands out for its contrasts of forms, materials and colors. Cristina Celestino has created a rattan structure accompanied by colorful fabrics and organic motifs, like the Belle-épine fabric applied to the seat cushion, on which to place the cylinder that acts as a backrest. The Colette chair, made entirely by hand in Italy, adapts to a wide range of spaces, from classic to contemporary.
The UNDECIDED Collection by Raffaella Mangiarotti & Ilkka Suppanen for Manerba features chairs with a high padded back, comfortable and acoustically sheltered, with fixed or swivel bases, offering infinite choices of color combinations, solid tones or ton sur ton shadings. The plus is recharging, or the possibility of choosing batteries of different duration, elegantly concealed in the pocket of a cushion.
Named for the city of trees, Sendai by Minotti is a project by Inoda + Sveje composed of a small sofa, an armchair, a large lounge chair and smaller dining and lounge chairs. The enveloping padded shell of the armchair is raised from the ground by elegant polished legs in solid canaletto walnut or lacquered ash wood. For moments of sharing and hospitality in the living area.
Poltrona Frau celebrates its first 110 years of history with a limited edition. With 110 pieces, the Archibald Anniversary Limited Edition represents an original interpretation of the iconic Archibald chair (designed by Jean-Marie Massaud) by the visual artist Felipe Pantone, in a new take on the history and craftsmanship of Poltrona Frau using vibrant colors. A project that represents the future of the company, also thanks to the new and more sustainable Pelle Frau Impact Less® (a chromium-free leather that permits substantial reduction of the use of water, chemicals and polluting substances).
The new combinations of fabrics selected by Jaime Hayon enhance the design of the Ro™ and Fri™ chairs by Fritz Hansen. Inspired by Hayon’s travels in Thailand, the fabrics chosen personally by the Spanish designer offer combinations studied to accentuate the form, structure and silhouette of the seating. Atom (in the. photo), designed by Raf Simons for Kvadrat, is a wool blend bouclé with a mélange look.
The chairs of the Everyday Life by Paul Smith + De Padova collection feature contrasting stitching, cowhide belting attached to the wooden frame of the upholstery, and practical pockets for magazines, which can be attached to the armrest. The structure in carbon-stained ash has a minimal look. The range of fabric coverings includes the tones of midnight blue and peacock, as well as neutral hues like ecru, earth tones like brick, and lime green – the iconic color of the collection.
A game of influences between Modernism and Art Deco sets the tone of the Dada chair by Atelier de Troupe, composed of a structure in polished stainless steel, where shiny brass hardware sustains a round cushion as back support. The chair is covered in a selection of fine velvets by Dedar and in Maharam leather.
Alma is a chair designed by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, with a striking personality, balanced proportions and enveloping lines, for a sensation of comfort paired with great elegance of form. The technique of die-cast aluminium is used for both the base and the sinuous shell of the seat and back, made to measure, like the practical wheels that permit easy movement.
An icon of the Armani/Casa brand, Baloon is a tubular armchair in red fabric (also available in the colors ice, white and natural) on a nickel-plated iron base, with lines inspired by Art Deco and the design of the 1930s.
With Lapalma the duo Anderssen&Voll have created the WING TIP lounge chair, with original design for comfortable seating. To inhabit our planet with respect and farsighted care, the chair is produced in keeping with the tenets of sustainability, from the shell in a single recyclable material to the covering created without the use of glues.