Upholstered fabric chair
In Pil, the new chair designed by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo, softness is evident even before you seat on it. Pil draws its inspiration from the object that symbolises softness, namely the cushion: usually interpreted as an accessory, here the cushion plays the starring role, shaped and adapted to create a chair that conveys comfort and relaxation.
"When I think of a cushion, I immediately think of a warm and welcoming domestic scene. It is something soft to lie back and relax on, which brings to mind positive feelings and memories. This is exactly why I wanted to create an object capable of combining the perception of comfort which one feels when seated on a sofa, with the versatility of a chair, considering ideally the cushion as the common feature between the two." (Alessandro Busana)
The main components of Pil are the backrest cushion and the seat cushion. The latter features a fold in the middle, created to generate an enveloping effect that physically and visually emphasises the feeling of softness. The base consists of metal legs, with the crossbars set at a special angle, to create an original graphic interweaving effect.
Upholstery: fabric, leather or eco-leather
Base: metal in painted, chrome, copper or matt brass finishes
Dimensions: L.49 x D.57 x H.84 cm (Pil) x H.94 (Pil up)