FLEX | Corner armchair
Upholstered corner fabric garden armchair
Created in collaboration with Milanese design studio Metrica, Flex fuses traditional aesthetics with modern elements to evoke an atmosphere of nostalgia and lightness.
The concept of Flex is about connecting wood and aluminium and the different feelings both materials evoke. While the elegant metal casting creates a strong and sober foundation for the design, the wood evokes feelings of comfort and warmth. Flex will be available in two versions: teak natural and teak nero. Both can be combined with soft cushions in warm colour combinations.
At its most basic, Flex is a suspended sofa solution that consists of modular as well as fixed elements. The main components are the aluminium cast legs. On the upper level of the sofa, these connect with a solid wood profile that serves as an armrest and a support for the back cushions. On the lower portion, the legs are attached to a structural platform covered in wood. The wood of the platform cover, arms and backrest share the same finish.
The aluminium legs, which give character and lightness to the entire structure, are characterised by a unique design. Robin Rizzini, chief designer & partner at Metrica: “Instead of choosing a standard cylindrical shape, we opted for an exclusive form that is crucial to the overall feel of the Flex sofa. Starting out as cylindric shape, the legs gradually change into rounded triangles that eventually shift into an oval shape to connect to the backrest.
Flex’s teak nero version adds an extra touch of luxury thanks to the additional manual craftsmanship it requires. The teak wood is sanded, brushed and treated by hand using a special technique that supports the structure and creates an eyecatching alternation between shiny and matt black surfaces. As a result, the black hues radiate just the right amount of elegance, drama and power, perfectly balancing indulgence and sophistication.
As its name implies, Flex offers multiple configuration options and infinite setting possibilities. The core concept consists of either a 2- or a 3-seater sofa or an armchair. Different modules – chaises, corners and asymmetrical elements – can then be added to adjust the composition of Flex depending on the layout and need. Wooden side and ‘bridge’ tables – which float between the modules – are also available to transform Flex into a complete outdoor furniture system.