Zilio A&C KINOKO

Fabric armchair with armrests

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Zilio A&C

Italy
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KINOKO

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Fabric armchair with armrests

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Fabric

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2019

Kinoko armchair, designed by Mentsen, is characterised by the contrasting visual expressions: a bold architectural structure, and the soft curves of the plump upholstery.‎
A solid, timber plane at the armrest level defines the boxy outline,
with two wide solid ash slubs.‎ This strong expression is delicately softened by small semi-circular cutouts where the two lines of armrests meet the line of back support.‎ These details allow eyes to follow shapes without a feel of constraint.‎ Just as typeface designers use the device of an ink trap to keep font designs crisp when use in small point sizes.‎
In contrast, the upholstered seat and back draw organic lines to complement the hard elements of the chair.‎ Soft forms highlight the difference in materiality between the seat and its frame.‎
The chair is named for its armrests which resembles the shape of the Japanese katakana character ‘コ’ ( pronounced ko).‎ This gives the chair its name Ki-no-Ko, simply meaning ‘letter Ko in wood’, and also the word ‘mushroom’ in Japanese.‎
Kinoko is designed for both commercial lounges and home use —with a smart classic appearance and warmth provided by the material richness.‎ The wide armrests also provides useful surfaces to occasionally rest books or a hot drink.‎
The armchair is available in two versions, with a metal or solid ash base.‎


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