Emilio Nanni’s Spy Chair Features A Thin Seat To Expose Its Frame

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This basic armchair with a wooden base and upholstered physique by Italian designer Emilio Nanni will debut in Milan next month.

Nanni designed Spy to highlight the connection among the chair’s soft leading and tough bottom.

Spy by Emilio Nanni for Billiani

“The Spy armchair was designed to reinforce a single of the basic ideas involved in developing an upholstered chair: the connection between the entire body and the frame,” Nanni told Dezeen.


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“Not like what typically transpires – when the padded component is created more evident throughout the style phase – interest is drawn to a new symbiosis amongst the parts,” he added.

A thin seat allows the cross-shaped braces beneath to remain noticeable, while the rear legs lengthen up behind the curved backrest to draw interest to their objective as supports.

Spy by Emilio Nanni for Billiani

“The factors of adhesion and the frame specifics, in common, have been intentionally unveiled, as a result generating a new physical appearance and a new design draft,” said Nanni.

Created by Billiani, the chair’s strong beech frame contains 4 pencil-shaped legs angled somewhat away from the major body.

The plywood seat, back and arms are padded with foam and upholstered utilizing textiles from Danish brand Kvadrat.

Spy by Emilio Nanni for Billiani

The frame is available in normal and stained versions, or lacquered to match the colour of the seat.

Nanni’s assortment for Billiani also contains versions of the armchair with a metal frame, a lounge chair, two- and 3-seater sofas, and a assortment of dining and coffee tables primarily based on the identical style as Spy.

Spy will be exhibition at Milan’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair from 14 to 19 April, when Arik Levy will also present a seating variety supported by split wooden legs.

Dezeen

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