Piuma armchair

Presented:Salone del Mobile 2016, Milan
Categories: Home furnitureSeating furniturechairs
Product description

2016 saw the completion of the “Piuma” project by Piero Lissoni. The chair is one of the most revolutionary and en- terprising products in Kartell’s repertoire of technology and materials. It took three years of intensive research to settle on the unusual blend needed to create Piuma’s basic design: a car- bon- lled thermoplastic polymer compound that gives the structure greater mechanical rigidity and a lower weight. This is a compound that comes from completely different sectors of the industry - automotive and aeronautics - and was therefore completely unprecedented in the world of furnishings. By applying its injection moulding techniques in a sophisticated new way that was designed especially for this material, an exclusive in the world of industrial design, Kartell has managed to create a chair that measures just a few millimetres thick (2 mm max), resulting in an ultra-light product (barely 2.2 kg). It is the rst time that a material containing carbon bre has been injection moulded, and for an aesthetic, stylish product at that. Thanks to this un- precedented mix of materials, the Piuma is not only extremely light and slender but also incredibly durable, exible, suitable for outdoor use and foldable.

Weight220 kg
Seat finishwithout upholstery
Base finishwith legs
Backrest finishwith backrest
Armrest finishwith armrests
shades of yellow
shades of red
shades of green
shades of grey
shades of beige

Kartell, Italy

Piero Lissoni