The importance of chairs is reflected in the fact that the variety of chairs is greater than for any other single household object.
Modern cane furniture
Contemporary cane is having its moment... Many different brands showcased products made with cane work, or in other materials with textures inspired by the patterns of cane work.
Thanks to the chairs that once furnished the Viennese coffee houses, chairs with wooden structures and caned seats become widely popular in Europe since the second half of the nineteenth century.
The traditional design, made from woven vegetable material with equidistant holes, can now be found in contemporary versions of chairs and armchairs, as well as applied to other products such as coffee tables, bookcases, and other decorative items.
The round tables Sacher designed by Leonardo Dainelli of DainelliStudio are characterized by two elements; wood and Viennese straw that recall the two layers that compose the famous Viennese cake in an ironic vein. The frame is partially wrapped in Viennese straw, creating a half cylinder that creates fascinating peekaboo effects to the interior. A glass shelf has also been inserted inside the cylinder in the version with multiple shelves, suspended thanks to a tubular metallic frame in burnished brass.
Lui5 by Philippe Bestenheider – available as an armchair and small armchair – stands within the iconic pieces Fratelli Boffi has presented throughout the years.
A classic in its kind, the wooden chair is characterized by a Vienna straw seat, typical of the early 1900s. Through a revisit and a futuristic look, traditional work techniques are practiced with faithfulness and mastery. The curved and soft shapes of the original model leave room to more simplified and crystalline shapes that multiply in space. The pentagonal shape thereby becomes a unit of measurement of the structure and is repeated obsessively, starting from the leg section and following into the panel construction that create the seat, back and armrests.
The Sabaudia chair by Archer Humphryes Architects is able to recreate a situation of luxurious conviviality. Sabaudia is inspired by bistro chairs whose proportions are enhanced in thickness, and by the knowledgeable working of the wood and the materials used.
The streamlined legs thickens as they rise toward the base, crisscrossing each other, and with a curve that outlines the back forming the two armrests. The seat cushion is in soft leather whereas the back is available in two different versions, in Vienna caning or in leather, giving life to a rich and polyhedral object.
Four Quatrefoils is a family composed of a high table and barstools, the result of a collaboration between Fratelli Boffi and Archer Humphryes Architects. The Q1 and Q2 stools, shown in the white oak finishing version, distinguish themselves by their inlaid legs composed of spheres balanced on top of each other. The seat cushion covered in delicate nabuck encourages personalization by the use of different fabrics, adapting themselves to different living landscapes. The back follows the floral decorative theme, this time obtained through a meticulously sculpted openwork panel that lightens the silhouette, creating an interplay of light and shadow.
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