Patricia Urquiola is a perfect example of a designer who was born in Spain but is Milanese at heart. Her career began during the 90s during which she designed and worked alongside many top bespoke interior designers, and drew some of the best bespoke pieces for some fantastic brands. During these last decades, not only did she create and manage her own design studio in Milan, but she also has been recognized by many interior design enthusiasts and won a series of awards for her merit.
Today, we bring you some her staggering chair collection, ready to dazzle every design lover all over the world!
The Anatra Collection for Janus et Cie was born from the desire to play and experiment with the scale of weaving, a technique that is very distinctive of the brand. The unique look of the collection’s surfaces stems from the weaving technique, which is intricate and sturdy, but loose enough to appear semi-transparent.
The Back-Wing Armchair has the same distinctive aesthetics as the Back Wing chair. The armchair’s frame, available in six colors, is composed of large solid wood sections that highlight Cassina’s expertise in wood craftsmanship. Like the Back-Wing chair, its ergonomic and enveloping backrest wraps elegantly around the body while the folds on the sides act as armrests, making it particularly comfortable to sink into.
The armchair, upholstered in both leather and fabric from the Cassina Collections, is elegantly completed with piping that neatly traces and defines the profile of the armchair’s backrest.
The Anatra Collection for Janus et Cie was born from the desire to play and experiment with the scale of weaving, a technique that is very distinctive of the brand. The unique look of the collection’s surfaces stems from the weaving technique, which is intricate and sturdy, but loose enough to appear semi-transparent. The soft and inviting textured braiding wraps the frame gently, creating a link between the solid and soft parts of the collection.
The Lilo family welcomes its new members, that preserve the references to the Scandinavian style, the modernist idea of the 50’s and the works of the masters of design, adapting them to the new pieces: a chaise longue and two armchairs. A bold aesthetic, transformed by a robust wooden frame that supports the upholstery weight, positioned ergonomically so that it provides the ideal support to each area of the body. The chaise longue, supported by a tubular wooden frame, was conceived with a single armrest to ease the seating.
The Back-Wing chair designed by Patricia Urquiola combines wood craftsmanship and the tactility of leather to create an extremely comfortable chair with an architectural form. The structure of this solid natural, stained oak or stained black ashwood chair, stands out for the large sections of the legs and the cross pieces that highlight its solid form. In contrast, its slender seat upholstered in leather seems almost to have been placed on top and folds like a sheet of paper around the rear of the frame. Its fine padding and the ergonomic angle of the enveloping backrest, which also acts as an armrest, make Back-Wing surprisingly comfortable.
The idea behind the Band Chair for Kettal is the breakdown of structure, an object designed using an ensemble of pieces. The chair’s design intentionally challenges the classic sophisticated lines of furniture design and becomes something schematic, a conceptual program. A structure made up of repetitive angular shapes that give center stage to its raw materials and can be formed entirely of aluminum or teak wood, and of parallel fabrics.
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