patricia urquiola: clap + comback rocker for kartell
patricia urquiola: clap + comback rocker for kartell patricia urquiola: clap + comback rocker for kartell
apr 18, 2013

patricia urquiola: clap + comback rocker for kartell

patricia urquiola: clap + comback rocker for kartell




spanish designer patricia urquiola has presented her latest collection for kartell during milan design week 2013. the new series manifests itself in a line of furniture with the introduction of the ‘clap armchair’, conceived for either home or contract use. available in 15 different color configurations, the piece is constructed using nylon framing and an upholstered seat-pan.





the new collection for kartell manifests itself in a new line of upholstered armchairs



the clap arm chair is designed for home or contract use


red and black color combination




clap armchair during salone del mobile at kartellimage © designboom



upholstered fabric detailimage © designboom



patricia urquiola in a conversation with designbom in the kartell lounge on the fairgrounds
video © designboom



 the 2010 ‘comback chair’ has seen the addition of a rocking chair version. drawing reference from the furniture of 18th century england, the collaborative piece between patricia urquiola and president of kartell, claudio luti revisits the classic windsor chair and brings it into a contemporary context using plastic materials.



‘comeback chair’ variationsimage courtesy kartell



 ‘comback’ rocking chair


 ‘comback’ rocking chair in front and 3/4 view



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