It is now quite obvious that Patricia Urquiola has made the quest for softness a constant theme in her work.
The swivel armchair TABANO for B&B Italia represents an important phase, an actual manifesto of this quest which startered with the Husk armchairs, with which it has in common the base with spokes on which the large frame is inserted. One could say that the quest for comfort defines its lines and the large volumes of the seat and back.
The large “ears” originate from the need to meet functional criteria and, hence, comfort that reaches beyond the aesthetics. Its appearance awakens curiosity, it is highly expressive and scarcely conventional. It winks at cartoons with a touch of irony and, at the same time pays homage to the heritage handed down by the great masters, to the previous lounge chairs that have established parameters that are hard to surpass.
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