New Dining Chairs Bring Support and Comfort to the Table

Isabella Prisco
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Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Minotti
Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Minotti

From ELLE Decor

From the classic bergère, it takes its soft side; from the most simple wooden chair, its ergonomics. These are the dining chairs taking center stage around the table, welcoming guests with a deep and supportive embrace. Behind enveloping shells — often upholstered or clad in fabric or leather — the designs of 2020 presented from industry leaders look to extend the concept of comfort often applied to furnishings in the living area in another frequently used space to share.

The result then is a comfortable yet architectural seat studied for residential and contract spaces, behind which round forms and light structures hide complex designs and stylistic working methods. While the weight of backrests and bases are wisely balanced, rich details provide a glimpse into the exquisite craftsmanship between seams and formal minutiae, elevating the oldest and most simple dining table with an aesthetic charm.

Billiani - Corolla

Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Billiani, Beppe Brancato
Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Billiani, Beppe Brancato

The name Corolla is a hint of what’s to come: the shell of this chair designed by Cristina Celestino for Billiani embraces like a flower bud. Its round volumes and those of the armrests are lightened by a base in wood — the company’s stylistic signature. An undulated line references the world of fashion, just like the upholstered details that find their greatest expression in the pairings of color, texture of the structure and cushions.

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Moroso - GetLucky

Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Moroso, Alessandro Paderni
Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Moroso, Alessandro Paderni

Essential, compact and anything but anonymous: Getlucky is the dining chair conceived by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, which, together with its sister version Ruff, is distinguished for the essentiality of its form. A soft backrest, embracing like the decoration of a bow, surrounds the back in a continuous weave beckoning us to sit. Precise lines, which possess the grace of the Spanish designer’s expert touch, create geometric forms in perfect harmony.

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Porro - Romby

Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Porro
Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Porro

“The project started with the translation of a very simple geometric figure, which is the rhombus, and the work was actually to translate something two-dimensional — a drawing — into something three-dimensional, like furniture.” This is how Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi presents their new piece for Porro. Romby is a swiveling dining chair without armrests featuring the geometric allure that combines the texture of catalog claddings with the materiality of wood in its conic base.

www.porro.com

Lema - Lucylle

Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Lema
Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Lema

A refined line with vintage references by Roberto Lazzeroni gives form to the new family of Lucylle seating for Lema. Between a chair, high and low stool, and lounge chair, the collection also features a dining chair with armrests. The classical lines craft a seat with balanced proportions in a solid ash structure and soft upholstery in fabric, leather, or eco-leather, which are embellished by repeated seams underscoring the company’s sartorial spirit.

www.lemamobili.com

Cappellini - Juli

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Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Cappellini

The Juli family of seats conceived by Werner Aisslinger for Cappellini is amplified with Juli Comfort and Juli Soft. The external body in plastic, available in diverse tones, is softened inside thanks to an upholstered shell clad in various fabrics or leathers. A contemporary and classic dining chair adapted to both domestic and contract spaces.

www.cappellini.com

Riflessi - Nova

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Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Riflessi

Available in four different versions, the Nova chair, crafted by CarlesiTonelli Studio for Riflessi, is the perfect mix between style and pragmatism: behind the elegant body in polyurethane foam resting on painted metal legs hides the ergonomics of a classic dining chair. Between the aesthetic references pointing to the ‘30s and geometric details, the seat’s profiles follow a linear and curved gesture.

www.riflessi.it

Minotti - Torii Dining

Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Minotti
Photo credit: Courtesy Photo Minotti

Playing with rounded volumes, varying thicknesses, and the apparent formal simplicity of an articulated design, the Torii family of seating is designed by Nendo Design for Minotti (also pictured in opening). Among the smaller upholstered pieces, the dining chair stands out for its tall and round profiles. The backrest, flaunting a redacted thickness, is lined with vertical slatted seams and a cord along the perimeter of the padding to underline its couture craftsmanship.

www.minotti.com