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Pochette Lounge Chair

c. 2022

by Piero Lissoni
for B&B Italia

Pochette Lounge Chair

by Piero Lissoni
for  B&B Italia

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Designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia, Pochette is more than just a seat — it’s a work of art that is as unusual as it is invit­ing. Its name takes inspi­ra­tion from a small, high-quality object — a soft and grace­ful bag meant to be held close to the body on impor­tant occa­sions. Such a fusion of care and light­ness reflected in the design of Pochette is where steel and leather combine to give form and substance to a seat that offers relax­ation without neglecting style.

The painted steel tube left exposed in the back of Pochette defines its unique shape and creates support, while straight lines and sinuous curves wrap around the sump­tu­ous uphol­stery. The tubular frame is uphol­stered in leather using a slow and careful tech­nique inspired by the crafts­man­ship used for luxury car steer­ing wheels. This tech­nique ensures that the seams are hidden, while the sophis­ti­cated piping serves as a refined deco­ra­tive pattern that adds to the under­stated elegance of the armchair.

Exper­tise in leather artistry is evident in every detail of Pochette, from the exquis­ite stitch­ing to the two back cush­ions arranged to accom­mo­date your preferred posture. The cush­ions can be uphol­stered in leather or fabric, adding to the versa­til­ity of the armchair.


Piero Lissoni


Industrial but playful might sound like a contradiction, but in the hands of Piero Lissoni, it makes perfect sense. The Italian architect and designer has become one of the most accomplished of his generation, with collaborations with everyone from Alessi to Flos to Tecno. After training as an architect at the prestigious Politecnico di Milano University, Lissoni formed his own firm to create witty takes on modernism’s clean lines.

In 1996, he launched a visual communication agency, Graph.x, followed 17 years later by Lissoni Architettura, which handles interior design projects. But Lissoni’s furnishings really show off his charm: his Otto seating system for Cassina, named for the way the numeral is pronounced in Italian, tosses a titular number of comfy cushions into a slim aluminum rectangle for a perfect blend of hard and soft. And his Extrasoft system for Living Divani tosses away the frame entirely. It’s a chic take on the kid’s bedroom favorite, the beanbag, but with a lifetime’s worth of possible arrangements.

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