Design Frank Rettenbacher - 2016
Chairs. Black or white painted steel legs. Nylon seat reinforced with glass fibre, with self-extinguishing polyurethane foam upholstery. Removable cover in fabric or leather. The fabric cover can be exclusively dry cleaned. Backrest in beech plywood, covered with natural or black painted oak or in natural painted Canaletto walnut.
It bears all the lightness of Nordic design, translated into geometric shapes and softening facets. The material of choice is wood, in varying thickness for the backrest, with the padded nylon covered in fabric or leather. Yet the real crux of the project is the junction between the backrest and the seating being constructed with no visible screws, with great technique and artistry that transform a critical point into an element of great resistance of the seat, also suited to the strains of contract utilisation. In a sign of project continuity, the designer recaptures the theme of the reinforcing rods in the base of the seating, which were the characteristic features of the 2014 Emil small table and the Santiago table, presented on the occasion of the 2015 Salone.