The FILO chair, designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, is their fourth collection designed for Mattiazzi, following Osso, Uncino and Quindici. FILO is a chair with a graphical sensibility that when seen from the side appears as an almost typographic letter that has character and purpose. The repeating lines of fabric cord extend this graphical presence, distorting subtly as the body sits down, giving a soft, personal form to the chair. FILO is made with a solid beech wood frame. Its structure is designed to reduce wood wastage by finding the maximum strength from intelligent connections and construction.
It finds balance by cleaning the structure to its maximum, yet at the same time keeping it strong, individual, unique and special. FILO is a new addition also to the Bouroullec brothers’ vocabulary: “After some years of work for Mattiazzi, we tried in this research to apply what we learnt from the years before. I think FILO is very well composed in the sense of its lines, the tension and the radius, but it’s a bit more square than our usual work.
I think there’s something quite robust in it and I think that’s new. Now I use it every day, in front of my desk, and I’m happy with it. I’m happy to see people sitting in it.” Ronan Bouroullec
Beech of European origin and legal wood cutting.
- Size Description
L45 x D52.5 x h46.5/80.5 cm
Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) have been working together for some ten years. Their collaboration is a permanent dialogue nourished by their differing personalities and shared perfectionism.<br /> In 1997 they presented their “Disintegrated Kitchen” at the Salon du Meuble in Paris and were spotted by Giulio Cappellini, who gave them their first industrial design projects, notably the Lit clos (Closed Bed) and Spring Chair. In 2000, Issey Miyake asked them to design a space for his new collection of A-Poc clothes in Paris. Then came the decisive meeting with Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of Vitra, which resulted in their conception of a new kind of office system, Joyn, in 2002. This was the beginning of a special partnership which has borne fruit in numerous projects, including Algues, the Alcove Sofa, the Worknest and the Slow Chair. Since 2004, the Bouroullecs have also been working with Magis, for whom they have designed two complete furniture collections, Striped and Steelwood. Finally, they have worked on several types of textile wall systems, such as the North Tiles, in close collaboration with the Kvadrat brand, for whom they designed a new Stockholm showroom in 2006.