Chiampo, Vicenza (VI), Italy
Industrial designer Raffaello Galiotto designs for Nardi a stylish and embracing armchair for relaxing outdoors, made of fiberglass resin.
The project has been awarded a 2020 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Folio chair comes in two versions, with a fixed base or in a romantic rocking version.
At the base, there are two polypropylene glides that can be attached to the seat instead of feet to obtain the gentle swinging movement of rocking chairs.
The rocking base kit is optional for the fixed base armchair and can be purchased separately. A highly charming and versatile chair. Folio can be transformed into Folio Rocking and provides romantic relaxing breaks, perhaps accompanied by a good book.
Folio’s Large structure is made of a sheet (“foglio” in Italian, from which it gets its name) in perforated resin with a square pattern. It has a skillfully curved design to perfectly balance the rigidity and elasticity of the seat and back.
The mobility of the armchair has been designed without any interruption in shape, avoiding the use of connecting or rotating elements while maintaining the most clear-cut lines. With a simple and user-friendly mechanism, the back can be reclined extremely easily and gently without any forced or jerky movements.
Cutting edge technical solutions have been designed for hollow armrests that conceal a patented mini manual under arm mechanism, which activates the sliding of tie rids to allow two-position adjustments.
The soft internal cushion embraces the entire structure, perfectly adhering to it thanks to double fastening with wide and practical straps.
Folio customizable cushions in the removable fabric are available in 4 fabrics, with charming nuances, dedicated to outdoor spaces.
Project: Folio Arm Chair
Designers: Raffaello Galiotto, Raffaello Galiotto Industrial Design
Manufacturer: Nardi SpA.