‘motek’ chair by luca nichetto for cassinaall images courtesy cassina

 

 

drawing influences from contrasting fields of practice–the art of traditional japanese paper craft and industrial manufacturing — luca nichetto has created ‘motek’ for cassina. the seating design’s shape has been conceived to reference a sheet of folded paper (like a piece of origami), with subtle curves and angles. with the development of the furniture piece, nichetto has explored production techniques typically seen in the automotive industry, employing the process of pressure molding to form the seat shell of the chair. a layer of felt is folded resulting in a rigid body that can support weight without losing lightness. when it is removed from the mold, the outcome is a simple geometric structure with a distinctive slightly bowed backrest.

 

‘motek’ is available in two shades of grey felt, and can also be upholstered in natural or black saddle leather, mounted on legs made of either natural ash-wood, ash-wood stained canaletto walnut, polished metal or black varnished polished metal.

motek chair by luca nichetto for cassinaprofile in which one can see the slight folds made to create the seat shell’s shape

motek chair by luca nichetto for cassinafront view

motek chair by luca nichetto for cassinagrey felt version with sh-wood stained canaletto walnut legs

motek chair by luca nichetto for cassinagrey felt versions of the ‘motek’ chair with polished aluminium legs (left), and painted black cast aluminium legs (right)

motek chair by luca nichetto for cassinathe chair can be upholstered in natural saddle leather

motek chair by luca nichetto for cassina