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Borea

Piero Lissoni

2021
Poltrone
Borea Poltrone
Borea Poltrone 1
Borea Poltrone 2

Description

The Borea armchair with striking proportions and the Borea small armchair, forming part of a collection of outdoor seats, tables and small tables, stands out for its tubular metal frame featuring a fluid, continuous design, without joints or interruptions, and attractive feet. The metal bending and curving processes used exploit techniques typically used in the aeronautical sector and transport them into the world of outdoor furniture, giving life to a product with an unmistakable style. Ultra-generous and cosy cushions that are soft, relaxing and sustainable, ensure maximum comfort. The padding is in 100% polyester fibre obtained from the recycling of PET plastic bottles and surrounds a polyurethane section of different densities. 280 bottles are used to create the padding of a Borea armchair, available in a wide range of covers.

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Concept

“Boreas is an airplane. It is an airplane that has landed, an airplane of 2020 but with a technological soul that perhaps comes from another century. It is an aluminum collection, very modern, stackable, a real outdoor product that you can leave in the rain and nothing happens, but above all it has this feature: it looks like an airplane! It gives you the idea of this timeless furniture that the tradition of the twentieth century has moved into the new century.”

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Technical information

Frame
tubular and aluminium sheet

Upholstery
shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fibre

Ferrules
plastic material

Waterproof cover cloth
PES fabric coated on one side in PU

Cover
fabric in limited categories (with profile)

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Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni is architect, art director and designer and is recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design.
For over thirty years, he has developed projects the world over in the fields of architecture, landscape and interior, as well as in product and graphic design. He is also art director for Alpi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo.
Some of the most important architecture and interior projects deserving of mention include the Shangri-La Shougang Park in Beijing (2021) realized for the 2022 winter Olympics, The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach (2020), the Grand Park Hotel in Croatia (2019), the restyling of the historic Camparino bar in the Galleria of Milan (2019), The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), the residential projects One Paraiso and Grand Paraiso in Miami (2018), The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE (2017), the Sanlorenzo yachts SX112 (2020), SX76 (2018) and SX88 (2017), the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012) in addition to the corporate headquarters of Boffi, Cassina, Fantini, Glas Italia, Living Divani and the Sanlorenzo shipyards in La Spezia and Ameglia.
Piero Lissoni has received a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d'Oro ADI.

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