Grande Papilio Chair
Butterflies in flight. The design image was that of a chair that would “welcome” gracefully – with the graceful movement of a butterfly – which in Latin is called a “papilio”. Grande Papilio was designed with fluidity around an upside-down truncated cone. The ample space of its large upper back and the curved shape of its cosy seat are a clear signs of a desire to offer maximum comfort to anyone who wants to sit it this chair. This is a truly iconic product, even though its aesthetics were not a high priority according to the designer. Fukasawa, who puts people’s behaviour before an interest for shape, said: “I wanted the chair to look naturally comfortable, to have the same shape that relaxation would have if it were represented by an image." The wings that extend at the sides of the chair emphasise the sensation of comfort: in the chair and the small armchair, they help support the hips and the back; in the Grande Papilio chair and the Love Papilio sofa, they cushion the head to offer isolation and tranquillity. The same spirit of simplicity, immediacy and comfort have guided the functional development of the entire Papilio series: the Grande Papilio and Piccola Papilio armchairs, the chairs Papilio and Mini Papilio, the Love Papilio sofa and the Papilio bed Designer: Naoto Fukasawa Typology: Armchairs Collection: B&B Italia Year: 2009 The name recalls the butterfly because, as explained by the author, “the backrest designs the two wings with the head resting between them and protected by them.” It seems carved out of a block of material from which its inverted truncated cone shape derives. With a powerful personality, its swivel system facilitates contact with the surrounding environment. The chair includes an ottoman footrest for an absolutely relaxing position. Technical information Internal frame: tubular steel and steel profiles Internal frame upholstery (GPA): Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, shaped polyurethane, polyester fibre cover Internal frame upholstery (GP): Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre cover Swivel base-frame (GPA): metallic grey colour painted steel laminate and aluminium extrusion Ferrules: thermoplastic material Cover: fabric or leather in limited categories Quality Our quest for quality in every aspect has always ensured excellence at B&B Italia. Discover the quality of the materials that go into our products.cts.
- Depth: 34.25 Width: 32.63 Height: 40.13
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