‘In the field of chairs, I don’t see what else is left to be invented’

6/22/2021 7:27:00 PM

‘In the field of chairs, I don’t see what else is left to be invented’

Design, Furniture Design

‘In the field of chairs, I don’t see what else is left to be invented’

Italian architect Tobia Scarpa designed the Pigreco chair in 1959: it was his first furniture design , and he created upon finishing his architecture studies at the University of Venice. The chair is now reissued for the first time by Italian furniture manufacturer Tacchini, a family company whose catalogues include reissued...

by the likes of Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini and Umberto Riva. Pigreco by Tobia Scarpa marks the debut of the designer’s works within the Tacchini collections. The new chair remains faithful to the original design, with new materials and finishes to fit within contemporary domestic spaces. The wooden structure is available in Canaletto walnut and ash wood. 

‘I wanted to create a sense of space,’ says Scarpa of his original design for the Pigreco chair. He chose a triangle as the base of the chair for its ‘dynamic’ nature, and the shape can be found as the supporting structure under the seat. However, he notes, the triangle had an ‘integral defect’ and to ensure the chair’s stability, he played with the concept of a four-legged chair, experimenting with geometry to achieve a piece that consists in intersecting triangular and semi-circular shapes. The defining element of the design are the back ‘sister legs’, as he called them, separated by a narrow gap and united through an ingenious

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  Pigreco by Tobia Scarpa marks the debut of the designer’s works within the Tacchini collections. The new chair remains faithful to the original design, with new materials and finishes to fit within contemporary domestic spaces. But royal historian Robert Lacey says this conversation did not take place. The wooden structure is available in Canaletto walnut and ash wood. "They were able to retrieve the goods.  ‘I wanted to create a sense of space,’ says Scarpa of his original design for the Pigreco chair. He chose a triangle as the base of the chair for its ‘dynamic’ nature, and the shape can be found as the supporting structure under the seat. In the video, Eilish appears to mouth an anti-Asian slur featured in Tyler, the Creator’s 2011 song Fish, and is filmed speaking in an affected voice.

However, he notes, the triangle had an ‘integral defect’ and to ensure the chair’s stability, he played with the concept of a four-legged chair, experimenting with geometry to achieve a piece that consists in intersecting triangular and semi-circular shapes.” Hemmerle responded: “You don’t want to know how he got the range cooker out…” Another pointed out that if the man had wanted to nab a VAX cleaner he’d have needed a bigger pair of trousers, while another requested reassurance that the speakers had been given a good clean afterwards. The defining element of the design are the back ‘sister legs’, as he called them, separated by a narrow gap and united through an ingenious that offers structural strength to the chair. The low backrest is shaped in Scarpa’s words, like a big horn and the semi-circular seat is a flat cushion, upholstered in leather or textile.  Thank you for registering to the newsletter Wallpaper* Newsletter Share your email to receive our daily digest of inspiration, escapism and design stories from around the world Sign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Wallpaper and other brands within the Future Plc Group.   Please keep me up to date with special offers and news just by email from carefully selected companies. And for that I am sorry.

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