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Louise: more design

Zanotta presents Louise by Philippe Nigro

You need to imagine a panel or a large sheet from which you can cut all the components of the seat’s supporting structure. The parts acquired this way are then assembled from the bottom upwards, in a very precise order, the rule of which is that each element is supported by the next, thus forming a microarchitecture, a bridge structure that houses the padded elements of the seat.” (Philippe Nigro)

The design of the Louise armchair is based on the assembly of wooden components that create an ethereal structure. The extreme simplicity of the joints accentuates the contrast between the minimalism of the parts and the sturdiness of the chair. The alternation of solids and voids generates an optical effect of intersections and overlapping of the structural components, thus highlighting a visual silhouette that seems almost to move. The padded elements of the seat and backrest offer a high level of comfort.

Materials and colours: Solid beech frame, lacquered in the shades black or burgundy. Seat and backrest made of poplar multilayer with polyurethane upholstery. Fixed internal nylon cover. Removable external cover in fabric or leather.
Sizes: 66x73x75 (WxHxD)

The graphic silhouette of the armchair Louise has struck and convinced the jury of Stylepark that has rewarded it including in the 29 selected products to represent the new trends of furnishing market. “Stylepark selected Salone 2018” is a prize that picks out an overview of the most innovative projects among the proposals by the exhibiting companies at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.


Still-life photos ph©MiroZagnoli

Lifestyle photo ph©AndreaMartiradonna