The Thousand Faces of the Dining Room Chair: The News of MDW 2022

Sit down to believe. There chair it is a real design challenge for all creatives, past and present. It is not surprising that architects often try to rework this extremely complex piece of furniture in its simplicity. A concentrate of balance, stability, strength, lightness and beauty. The litmus test, even for manufacturing companies that demonstrate know-how (or not) without compromising. Whoever uses it manipulates it dining chair absent-minded, captures the most ergonomic aspects, or presents it as a decorative object that highlights its dual value. However, it is always at the center, as the initiative has shown Sit down to get an ideaa traveling art project, done for Luxy by artist Andrea Bianconi, who researched the role of the chair in the domestic space, turns it into an intimate ‘place’ and incubator of ideas. At the Salone del mobile 2022, the seat was improved in materials and finishes, sometimes repeated in its historic versions, modern and elegant in the combination of craft and industrial processes. More and more versatile to span a wide range of applications.

Design dining chair: Acerbis – MED

Alberto Strada

Rediscovered in the historical archives of Acerbis, the MED chair, a project from 1983 by Giotto Stoppino and Lodovico Acerbis, is now reproduced with respect for the authentic design. MED always represents a skilled combination of shapes and materials that highlights the properties of wood and its craftsmanship. On the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2022, was presented in the versions with structure in solid dark-stained walnut or solid black-stained ash, with seat and back in curved plywood lined with fabric or leather. Today, as then, the profile of the leg remains strong and recognizable, reminiscent of the iconic Flatiron Building in Madison Avenue, New York.

Dining chair in polypropylene: Et al. – Dunk

plastic dining chair

Massimo Gardone of Azimuth

It takes inspiration from the upholstered seats to be made of polypropylene. Here is Dunk, the new armchair with a seat in the cockpit of Et al. designed by Philippe Tabet to it has a shell available in versions with and without holes, one of which is stackable. Both are obtained through a single mold with 100% recyclable polypropylene, or with recycled polypropylene r-PP (recycled PP) with a composition varying between 65 and 85% that comes from recycling of post-consumer material. Thanks to its versatility, it can satisfy a wide range of applications.

Wooden chair: Carl Hansen & Son – Windsor Chair

wooden chair

With courtesy Photo Carl Hansen & Son

Designed in 1938, it was in continuous production until 2003 and is now redesigned with a seat equipped with a comfortable cushion. Windsor Chair is a real handmade jewel, the result of the collaboration between the Danish architect and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen and Carl Hansen & Son. Its high back is made of solid oak and offers various production difficulties as well as various processing techniques that require the skill of an expert carpenter. The upper part of the chair is composed of two steam-curved parts, one of which forms the arch of the backrest, while the other extends around it and forms the armrests. The 14 supports, which are repeated in the backrest and armrests at different angles, are slightly bent to create a decorative series with a comfortable slope.

Home office chair: Desalto – Calum

home office chair

Andrea Ferrari

An authentic comfort offered by the Calum chair designed by Simon Pengelly for Desalto. Its fluid and lightweight shape makes it versatile enough to be rejected in several versions: office, home, lounge, with swivel base, sled base, spokes with self-braking wheels, mechanism for adjusting the seat height and inclination. The designer says: “Never before is the need for privacy and protection fundamental, just like the furniture whose attention is focused on the customer’s needs. Relaxing and graceful thanks to its delicate profile, Calum has a simple, spontaneous, intuitive shape. Surprising, but at the same time soothing, it is the natural development of a collection of chairs for residential use and contract environments. “

Lounge chair: Brothers Thonet Vienna -Loop


Courtesy Photo Gebrüder Thonet Wien

The typical bentwood from Gebrüder Thonet Wien is creatively interpreted by India Mahdavi with an unusual curl that defines the armrests. Thus was born the Loop, the armchair which enhances the beauty and roundness of the wood material on a very special color palette. The collection, characterized by the recurring motif of the circle, which defines the boundary of space and winds around itself before following its path, also includes a banquet.

Colored dining chair: Cartel – Father

cartel colored dining chair

Simona Pesarini

The exploration of Philippe Starck for Cartel of essential forms and original graphic characters. The goal is to make them a design object that creates a momentary reflection on ourselves and life. The Papà chair is an expression of all this. The designer puts it this way: “I do not know when, where, who drew Dad, but we saw Dad everywhere: in the living room, in the garden, in the kitchen, in yellow, blue, pink, often painted by hand and ‘love. Dad. is in our hearts. ”It is made from recycled material and is available in white, black, yellow, green and blue, all in trendy pastel matte shades.

Upholstered dining chair: Porro – Nebbia

upholstered dining chair

Courtesy Photo Porro

Like a tailor, Piero Lissoni models the Nebbia di Porro seat on the body. The softness of the curves and a sculptural use of wood combine craftsmanship and industrial design for unsurpassed ergonomics. The legs in solid ash wood with an important section originate from the elegantly curved armrests, and provide support for the shell-shaped backrest and the seat, both upholstered and designed to be removable. The great comfort and practicality of Nebbia opens up new applications, including contract spaces.

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