Flair O’ Chair
for B&B Italia
Monica Armani’s Flair O’ is a small domestic throne, a chair that matches the glamorous Allure O’ table perfectly. The two objects establish a graceful dialogue starting from their bases. Both pieces sit atop a truncated pyramid with rounded edges to reconcile the concepts of elegance and charm. The base widens gently on the back side as it nears the floor. It becomes almost unnoticeable and provides great stability without interfering with the harmony of the design. A padded seat provides necessary comfort. Moreover, the accentuated tilt of the backrest and its enveloping shape help people relax without compromising the ideal posture to adopt when interacting with others elegantly around a dining table. The chair is equipped with a swivel mechanism with an automatic return. The fabric cover embraces Flair O’ like a tailored suit, covering it completely from the seat to the base.
BBItalia The Collection
Architect and designer Monica Armani was born In Trento. She currently divides her time between Trento and Milan. She began her professional career working with her father, rationalist architect Marcello Armani, who passed on to her a passion for designing and planning, an attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for exploring new ideas. In 1996, together with Luca Dallabetta, she began to create a very successful line of products: Progetto 1, which was characterized by simple and innovative design and which established Monica Armani as a trademark in the world of contemporary design. In her projects, formal aesthetics, innovation and engineering give life to a unique and recognizable style, characterized by a continuous connection between industrial design, architecture and interior decoration: a combination that produces an unexpected use of space, with innovative and specific technical solutions from the Lights to the façade, from internal divisions to plant-design solutions. The rigor of geometry always inspires my projects, together with the need to free space from the burden of symbols. “Less Is more”, one of Mies van der Rohe’s maxims, is how I identify myself. I believe that the work of cleaning a project, the “matching of details,” or the search for a balance of all its aspects, is an essential step for creating “spaces” that are contemporary and at the same time timeless.