by Patricia Urquiola,
The architecture of lightness
Sophisticated yet comforting, understated luxury with a vaguely Oriental feel. Simple and minimal when in the standard position; supremely comfortable when the backrest, which has a tilting mechanism, is raised. The chrome-steel or black painted tube legs are reminiscent of the coloured wooden sticks used for playing Mikado (or pick-up-sticks, known as Shanghai in Italian). Comfort is an intrinsic feature and achieved through down-filled seat cushions upholstered in clean, neutral shades which contrast perfectly with the splashes of colour provided by the throw cushions and lacquered side tables in plum, emerald green, paprika and lacquer red.