Piccola Papilio Lounge
Piccola Papilio lounge is an extraordinarily sculptural and sensuous lounge chair that features a gently scooped seat that creates subtle integrated arm rests; its integrated and outwardly canted back arches at the top to create an enveloping backrest for the sitter. The discreet addition of a swivel disc base on Papilio’s underside allows the user to swivel when sitting in the chair. Its removable cover features a vertical zipper in the back of the chair that runs from the base to the top edge of the backrest – its clever placement coupled with the associated textural juxtaposition of its stainless composition with the fabric cover is wonderfully engaging. In the designer’s own words, “I wanted this kind of chair to look obviously comfortable; to have the kind of shape that ‘relaxation’ might take if it were portrayed in a picture. There had to be something encompassing.”
Piccola Papilio features a steel internal frame with Bayfit (Bayer) flexible cold-shaped polyurethane foam with polyester padding. The underside swivel base is composed of gray painted steel laminate and aluminum extrusion. Piccola Papilio has essentially a smaller footprint than its original Grande version making it a lounge chair better suited to smaller spaces.
While Piccola Papilio is available in numerous upholstery cover options, as part of our Quick Ship Program it is noted here upholstered in B&B Italia’s Ebe 601 textile in a saturated violet color or in dark charcoal Serra 153.