ELIO | Armchair
Elio, referring to the Greek sun god Helios and designed by Canadian design firm Yabu Pushelberg, aims to capture a universally familiar, fleeting moment in time: a sunset. Inspired by the motion of light reflecting and refracting on landscapes and objects throughout the day, Elio captures the luminous, silky hues light conceives in the sky at dusk. Consisting of a dining chair, easy chair, lounge chair with high back and a sofa, the weather resistant collection is designed for both indoor and outdoor environments.
Elio is characterized by its softly rounded silhouette that draws inwards to create a cocoon effect. The furniture is framed by natural teak which supports the backrest primarily through the back legs. The handwoven seats draw upward and inward to create a warm, intimate shelter; enhanced by the sophisticated colours of the woven acrylic fiber. Warm and inviting, the weaving fuses heritage Belgian textile techniques with contemporary dying capabilities to create a material that mimics the gentle touch of light. The rich gradient effect in the seat and backrest are achieved by weaving 16 different colours of yarn into one strand, making each piece of furniture one-of-a-kind.
Elio is an acrylic armchair.