SI-SI, an eclectic, chameleon-like, multi-material seat with aesthetic strength and substance, to interpret the fragile balance between indoor and outdoor. Four basic models, with characterizing details: SI-SI (smooth texture), SI-SI DOTS (dotted texture), SI-SI BARCODE (texture with vertical cuts), and SI-SI WOOD (seat and backrest with wooden slats).
'SI-SI is a smart chair, which doesn’t base its strength on the mere aesthetic aspect', says Meneghello Paolelli Associati. 'Content is the king: its strength is content, its ability to interpret the subtle balance between Indoor and Outdoor Furniture and to meet the needs of the industrial production by SCAB Design. With SI-SI we focused on optimizing the industrial process of the chair from its production up to the supply of “codes” in the warehouse. Frame + seat + backrest: this is the typical construction syntax of a chair.
With SI-SI we have streamlined the frame to which a single body is fixed, which can act both as a backrest and as a seat. Hence the name SI-SI, a sound repeated twice, or better yet an element repeated twice! SI-SI is a typical project that we call #SPLIT&MERGE, in which we have broken down a single product into “n” different products thanks to the multitude of bodies and finishes. This “MIX&MATCH”, typical of a Design 2.0 approach, in SI-SI contrasts with a logic of “Design 1.0” in which “form follows function”. The Mix & Match of finishes and materials determine that SI-SI is almost a “product system” rather than a single product'.
A frame and four “bodies” with heterogeneous textures and materials that make it suitable to very different environments, both outdoor and indoor.
A barstool with a minimalist yet expressive and joyful design. The curves define the metal structure and are the pivotal element of the project; the padded seat is comfortable and enveloping. In harmony and continuity with SI-SI, Trick has also been designed for mass production on an industrial scale.
'In Trick, we can say that aesthetic is a derivation of functionality. This aspect – so basic – in Trick is the element that gives strength, maturity and character to the project. The seat, concave and unbalanced more in width rather than in depth, is the pivot around which the rod frame is molded and wraps it up to the ground. The logical conclusion of the project is therefore the footrest which has the dual purpose of balancing the optical weight of the chair and giving a static effect to the structure'.
The selected choice of colours and finishes (painted or in galvanic matt gold or polished black nickel finish) was made to meet multiple needs. With padded or wooden seat and painted frame or with galvanic finish, it is perfect indoors to become the ideal complement to a bar counter thanks to its great seating comfort. In the painted metal version, it can also live in those hybrid in&out spaces like the outside of venues and covered terraces.