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stockholm furniture fair: italian designer luca nichetto continues his collaboration with OFFECCT to craft the ‘phoenix chair’; the official launch will be during the 2017 stockholm furniture fair later on this month. versatile in its form and the way it is made, the Y-shaped base uses recycled aluminum for its frame. the development focused on making sure every detail was purposely thought-out, then crafted for a long-lasting and flexible lifestyle which inherently is the swedish furniture company’s philosophy. 

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the upholstered sections of ‘phoenix’ can be adapted and changed over time with different combinations and colors of the client’s choice – the result is a brand new chair whose used parts are recycled and that is presented for the first time at the stockholm furniture fair.

 

 

‘what I really like is that the idea is based on the extremely strong and flexible structure’ comments luca nichetto ‘the structure is also the form, almost like a totem pole. the original idea comes from the Y-shape in the rope or chain in a children’s swing. without the legs, the chair is actually like a swing.’

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phoenix comes with four different leg bases and the frame is available in a wide range of colors and finishes

 

 

at first, the frame for the phoenix chair was to be made in wood however, a collaborative decision between OFFECCT and nichetto opted for using recycled aluminium.

 

 

‘it’s actually one of the most environmentally sustainable materials available for this purpose,’ says anders englund, design manager at OFFECCT. ‘virgin aluminum is strenuous on the environment, but once it is into its life cycle, its upcycling values are very good, with superior durability.’

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‘this gives the chair unlimited customizing options, not just from the beginning but during its entire life cycle,’ says luca nichetto. ‘yet another quality is its excellent ergonomics. I think it’s the most ergonomic chair I’ve designed so far — extremely comfortable to sit in. you really feel embraced by it.’

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