The search for formal continuity between the two materials was axiomatic. As the designer remarks: ‘Integrating the basic components – structure-seat-back – in three dimensions, to obtain the final result, was laborious’. In fact, the architectonic resolution of the structure enables the back to be suspended, which means a gain in lightness while retaining reassuring features like stability and resistance.
Function, comfort, light weight and stack ability were all specifications, but they were not limits; true to his manner, Pezzini uses constraints. ‘They are elements that play a fundamental role in the formal definition of the product’.
Gabriele Pezzini for Lapalma Charleroi, Belgium
square section tubular metal
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Gabriele Pezzini for Lapalma