Pala is a fully upholstered armchair on a pedestal designed by Italian designer Luca Nichetto. It is Nichetto’s first design for Artifort. The design follows the shape of a human body and combines Artifort’s heritage with a contemporary approach.
Before I start a new project, I look into the existing collection of a brand. From the designs of Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey D. Harcourt to Patrick Norguet, I noticed an essential characteristic of all armchairs: they could all be divided into three sections such as seat, back and head rest. That’s where the inspiration started. I researched what kind of posture our body engages when completely immersed into a relaxed environment. With Pala, I created an armchair, which reflects that shape. It represents the imprint of a human body.
This modern and characteristic armchair allows you to drift away from today’s tensions. It’s a place to unwind and get comfortable at home, but also works well at restaurants, hotels and lounges. It can be complimented with an ottoman or standalone by itself.