From Italian master Emilio Nanni comes the Spy chair, and rarely has there been such sweet fusion between sturdy frame and comfortable seat.
November 23rd, 2018
Designed for the Italian design house Billiani and available in Australia through Cafe Culture + Insitu, the Spy chair is characterized by an expertly conceived frame and body, where the shell folds back to receive the back leg. Softly elegant in its design, the chair conveys an imminent sense of comfort upon its guest and prestige to its surroundings.
The classic Spy armchair is available in stained or lacquered solid beech wood, with an upholstered plywood shell. The chair can be paired with a lounge chair and matching pouf to create a cohesive design language throughout the space.
Adding a touch of industrial chic to the design is the Spy Stell, which sees a metal base, carefully modelled on the original upholstered shell, upon which the same comfortable seating resides. The steel option boldly and freshly expresses the classic characteristics of comfort, and comes with a matching range of tables, each with that unmistakable leg feature, showing stylistic coherence throughout.
A collection as inspired as Spy wouldn’t be complete without more spacious seating, to truly relax spread out or share as a couple. Knowing this Nanni has also designed the Spy sofa and the dormeuse, designed for a hallway, a waiting room or a living room.
Maintaining the aesthetics of the Spy collection, these new additions add further comfort and elegance options, even more so when paired with specially designed cushions in various sizes, with matching or contrasting fabrics.
To feel supported and comfortable is a pleasure not granted by all designed forms. The famed charisma of Spy, thanks to its clarity, tailoring and elegance, all variations of the series offer comfort and designer style. The proportion between form, fabric and colours is an icon for almost any contemporary design space. With a strong sense of identity, as well as perfect equilibrium between the seating surface and the wrap-round space, this is collection for the ages.
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