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Pilotta Chair with armrests

Presented: imm cologne 2008, Cologne
Stylepark-ID: 05.1931.00019
Categories: Home furnitureSeating furniturechairs
Product description

Dordoni has tackled the commission demonstrating his mastery of his materials and his capability of availing himself of Cassina's vast realm of experience, without the need to give himself over to a thrill of meeting a challenge. On the contrary, echoes of the great masters appear in the design not as quotations but rather as antidote to the risks of a skeletal minimalism. In designing Pilotta - chair, full-size and small armchairs, and ottomans - Dordoni stays clear of working on elementary geometrical lines or the essential nature of a conceptual approach. His path is rather the modelling of the outlines, the study of the joints and structural cross-winds as the occasion to create a real and proper shape-and-form grammar with constructional technology. Wholehearted simplicity that redeems the force of the triangle and diagonal elements.

Light but never spindly, Dordoni's designs call tomind the serene self-possession of the bourgeois home, not the need for surprises one after the other but rather the solid quality of the articles. Seats and backs that provide solid support without skimping on the comfort, solidity without excessive bulk, wood and leather.
It is a landscape of objects criss-crossed by light which seems to evoke both the Mediterranean sun and the clear skies of northern Europe at the same time.

Specifications
Width 540 mm
Height 820 mm
Depth 570 mm
Seat finish without upholstery
Width of seat 460 mm
Height of seat 470 mm
Base finish with legs
Backrest finish without back padding
Armrest finish with armrests
Height of armrests 640 mm
Material ash
leather (unspecified)
Colors black
white
shades of brown
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Manufacturer:
Cassina, Italy

Design:
Rodolfo Dordoni