The FILO chair, designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, is their fourth collection designed for Mattiazzi, following Osso, Uncino and Quindici. FILO is a chair with a graphical sensibility that when seen from the side appears as an almost typographic letter that has character and purpose. The repeating lines of fabric cord extend this graphical presence, distorting subtly as the body sits down, giving a soft, personal form to the chair. FILO is made with a solid beech wood frame. Its structure is designed to reduce wood wastage by finding the maximum strength from intelligent connections and construction. It finds balance by cleaning the structure to its maximum, yet at the same time keeping it strong, individual, unique and special.
FILO is a new addition also to the Bouroullec brothers’ vocabulary:
“After some years of work for Mattiazzi, we tried in this research to apply what we learnt from the years before. I think FILO is very well composed in the sense of its lines, the tension and the radius, but it’s a bit more square than our usual work. I think there’s something quite robust in it and I think that’s new. Now I use it every day, in front of my desk, and I’m happy with it. I’m happy to see people sitting in it.” Ronan Bouroullec
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, France
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