A taste of Venus can found in the armchair, small armchair, footstool and bench versions that all present the same essential style of the sofa model. The armchair takes on the slim and enveloping structure of the model as well as the soft cushion for the seat whilst the small armchair also includes a back cushion, designed to offer a remarkable comfort experience despite its small size. It is perfect even for smaller environments. The footstool and bench versions, characterised by the fork foot typical of the collection, give the possibility to furnish the space with the most suitable composition for one’s needs. The footstools are in fact available in rectangular and round shapes – while the bench, which is longer and less deep, can be used as a bench in the living area or as a backrest to furnish sleeping areas.
The Nicolas model also includes an armchair version, which is a compact seat that differs from the sofa with its fixed back and small-size. The Nicolas armchair is available in the fixed version, with an open base/high feet or with a closed base. Swivel or swivel with rocking chair versions are also available.
The Puella is available in leather or with removable fabric covers. Inspired by the classical reading/relaxing chairs, it guarantees the same kind of comfort thanks to the generous height of its back, though with a contemporary profile. The chair rests on slim metal legs or alternatively on a swivel base.
High or low back, soft feather seat, excellent comfort: Jacob, the new Calia Italia chair, perfectly matches the classic style of the bergère reading armchairs, though being reinterpreted with a contemporary, trendy view that wisely combines natural leathers and precious fabrics.
Giuggiola, born as a result of a cooperation project with La Sapienza University in Rome within the Industrial Design Degree Courses, is a round-shaped seat easy chair, available as fixed or swivel version, whose comfort “will send you over the moon”. The back of the chair is particularly interesting as it is a tube-shaped, intertwined weave, which recalls the ancient art of the women living in Matera’s ancient neighborhoods, the Sassi, to arrange their hair in the shape of a chignon made of braids. The easy chair is also available as storage version.
The Ferula chair, an iconic design element, is the result of a cooperation between designers from Lucania and Apulia and students from the Politecnico di Milano. The Ferula strongly evokes Matera, its territory and the life-style of men and women living in its ancient neighborhoods, the Sassi. The seat frame recalls the shape of sewing machines spools and balls of yarn used for knitting, whereas the back is made of materials coming from the Murgia area: the Ferula communis – generally called ‘giant fennel’ – a tall herbaceous perennial found in the untilled, rocky, sun-soaked lands of the Murgia area surrounding Matera. The outcome is a game of embroidered jointed patterns featuring an inner structure wrapped by leather or fabric bands and a back made of ferulae placed within holes drilled in the frame. The colourful patchwork version is made using production wastes so, to create an eco-friendly product with minimum waste material disposal. A chance to give life to something apparently valueless.