Among the furnishing accessories that bring the most individuality to one’s living style, are definitely them: chairs. With the lines, curves, weaves and bold or natural colours that define them.
This was confirmed both at the Salone del Mobile 2022 and by the most prestigious design brands that took part in it. Here is a selection of their timeless icons, as well as limited editions and the latest novelties of the year.
It is timeless, the Superleggera chair by Gio Ponti for Cassina. Continuously reproduced since 1957 to this day, with its extreme refinement it remains one of the stars of the Salone del Mobile 2022. Its legs in ashwood with a triangular section of only 18 millimetres support a seat in strong beech wood, creating a light and solid seating experience.
The iconic Panton Chair is revamped in the 2022 limited edition. The result - yet again - of the close collaboration with the Panton family, the Panton Chair Duo by Vitra continues to support, not too loosely, the sinuous curves of the bodies that sit in it. And the combination of the two contrasting shades, one at the front and one at the back, enhances it in an explosion of colours that makes it even bolder.
Klismos, meaning “chair” in ancient Greek. Antonio Citterio's chair for Knoll is the expression of a new, contemporary language, but with explicit influences from distant eras. The skilful combination of shapes, textures and materials - with its natural cotton cord seat and oak frame - makes it unique and versatile, the perfect union of past and future.
When materials are the protagonists. This is what happens in the new Curve seating collection by Emmanuel Gallina for Poliform: the lines are sleek, light, elegant, but behind the apparent simplicity lies the meticulous work of solid wood, with the aim of highlighting its preciousness.
The Archibald Dining Chair, one of Poltrona Frau's icons designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, is re-proposed with a new base: conical legs with an oval section, in painted steel. The visual effect is one of greater lightness, while maintaining the chair's expert sartorial craftsmanship.
Elegance with delicate, harmonious lines: this is Janet, the new seating proposal designed by creative director Vincent Van Duysen for Molteni&C.
The Papà and Her Highness chairs are two of Kartell's latest novelties presented at the Salone del Mobile 2022. Designed by Philippe Starck, they confirm his timeless ability to give form and voice to the universal:
" I don't know when, where, who designed Papà, but we saw it everywhere: in the living room, in the garden, in the kitchen, in yellow, in blue, in pink, often repainted with the hand and the affection. Papà is in our hearts. "
It is the infinite possibilities of seat configurations - arranged to accommodate different types of bases and backrests - that give Jean-Marie Massaud's chair for Mdf Italia its name. Universal represents the ultimate in versatility. Thanks to the innovative technology for working the curvature of wood, it is also the perfect synthesis of high craftsmanship and industrial design.
What is most striking about the Himba Outdoor Chair is the exotic echo of the natural, sandblasted, oil-finished Iroko wood frame, which gives it a rare grace and charm. "Sentimental design": this is how Roberto Lazzeroni, creator of the new Himba collection for Baxter, likes to define his style. It means being able to place the objects he designs in a story, evoking memories and emotions.
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