Segis, Mono-Twin, lounge armchair and sofa, Bartoli Design.

Design Week 2013: seating.

Office and contract chairs is a lively sector with always interesting surprises in store for us, in the field both of multitasking chairs – where technology and new planning approaches offer increasingly userfriendly and comfortable solutions – and the community and lounge sector featuring a new and top-level design. The role of materials becomes increasingly important.

1 Segis, Mono-Twin, sofa lounge, Bartoli Design.

This armchair and sofa with a high privacy back is designed as a teardrop shape in plan and is deeper at the center, thus allowing for different configurations: such as circular arrangements or back to back compositions that create a chain of elements. The backrest is characterized by a unique stitching technique, that is a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic quilted look. Mono-Twin is accompanied by Kick, a small, movable oval table

2 Vitra, Physix, sedia da ufficio, design by Alberto Meda.

With its combination of a flexible plastic frame, elastic knitted fabric and an integrated synchronizing mechanism, Physix explores the possibilities of dynamic sitting. Like the Aluminium Chair, the construction of Physix is based on the idea of creating a continuous textile seat and back, held between two parallel profiles.

3Tma, Smooth lounge system, Orlandini Design.

Modular upholstered seating system for public areas with high back that protects privacy; micro-environments to work, discuss or rest.

4 La Cividina, Osaka sofa, design by Pierre Paulin.

The Cividina celebrates the famous French designer Pierre Paulin with a faithful remake of the Osaka sofa designed in 1970.

5 Håg Capisco Puls, design by Peter Opsvik.(Inside Norway, hall8).

The new edition of the icon design chair ergonomical office seating.

6 GandiaBlasco, Textile, design by Ana Llobet.

A project inspired by fashion, the concepts and techniques of textile are applied to the world of furniture. The union of the pieces that form the collection is obtained through a technique that simulates the sewing of garments.

7 Casamania, armchair Raphia, design by LucidiPevere.

The perfect convergence of modernity and tradition, of technology and craftsmanship. It brings together two of the spirits of production in Italy: the metal industry and the small, timehonouredmanufacturers of cane products.

8 Gaber, chair system Slot, design by Favaretto&Partners.

Innovation is given by its functional ergonomic cut on the back. Flexing the upper part of the back, the lower part automatically advances, thus supporting further the lumbar and providing comfort.

9 Zanotta, Maserati, lounge chair, design by Ludovica e Roberto Palomba.

Zanotta-Maserati lounge chair is an article that encapsulates the spirit and values that the two brands have always expressed, each in their sector – exclusiveness, sophistiand details, avant-garde design and a very high level of craftsmanship in the production. A view common to the started a joint project.

10 Alma Design, X Soft, chair collection, design by Mario Mazzer.

A flexible seating system, suitable for both domestic and contract. In this version, the inner shell is fully upholstered in fabric or leather.

11 Aduatz Chair, limited edition chair, design by Philipp Aduatz. (Austrian Design Details, at Salone dei Tessuti, Via San Gregorio 29).

Meeting point between art and design. Aduatz designs, manufactures and sells his own products, made in limited editions.

12 Walter Knoll, Lounge Chair, design EOOS. (Austrian Design Details, at Salone dei Tessuti, Via San Gregorio 29).

EOOS Sudio of Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl is inspired by poetic analysis, rituals, myths and insights.

13 Expormim, Tina armchair and bench, design by Benedetta Tagliabue.

Rattan, like wood, has allowed the creation of handcrafted and unique works that will remain alive for a long time. With an important technical complexity, Tina has been a challenge both in its development and manufacturing.

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