UNICREDIT PAVILION PROJECT

Design Michele de Lucchi

THE ULTIMATE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

An elegant interpretation of the solid wood director’s chair designed by Michele De Lucchi for the Unicredit Pavilion in Milan, is based on the shared passion for wood in an ongoing dialog with Cassina between technology and artisan craftsmanship.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

This sensitive interpretation of the director’s chair was created by Michele De Lucchi for the Unicredit Pavilion in the Porta Nuova business district in central Milan. The designer made a deliberate choice to use natural beech, a strong and durable wood, with a high-profile stainless steel folding mechanism. The entire construction process took place within the Cassina carpentry unit, using state-of-the-art machinery. The company’s master craftsmen took over when it came time to add the final details. These, and the assembly of the piece were all executed by hand. The quality of the design can be seen in the chair’s light-weight silhouette, conferred by the tapered frame and the arm-rests. Meantime, the back features very comfortable-looking padding. The decision to use natural wood treated with a low-gloss varnish enhances the warmth of the material. The visible folding mechanism highlights how functional this chair is in any setting including, of course, the home, where space might be at a premium.

I Contemporanei

Michele de Lucchi

“I would have liked to have been a director but I only know how to make chairs.” 

Crafted in-house at the Cassina joinery, coupling meticulous manual craftsmanship with the use of latest-generation machinery, the solid wood dining or desk chair is especially practical and versatile.

Struttura

Meccanismo

Rivestimento

PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

DESIGN BY
Michele de Lucchi
PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

DESIGN BY
Michele de Lucchi

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