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The Incisa swivel armchair, with a fixed four-star base or on five-star swivel casters, was co-designed with Centro Design Binfaré. It retrieves solutions based on the taste for "déplacement" so dear to the designer and already a founding element of the Sindbad sofa which was based on an English horse blanket thrown on an upholstered structure. In this case, the seat recalls a cowhide saddle vertically placed on a steel base. The reverse ergonomics of the saddle makes up the seat: the curve supports the back while the side strips (called ?flaps') that, in a saddle, protect the legs, in this case become the armrests. The hand-stitched outlines profile the soft contours of the back and sides. The seat shell is in rigid polyurethane, externally lined in cowhide and internally can be in leather or fabric, padded with polyester wadding and bordered with cotton ribbon (natural, ecru, camel, rust, brown, black, grey, blue, dark blue or red).

In 1994 it was produced in an executive office version called Serbelloni, to complete the Incisa series. Serbelloni is the larger, executive office version of the reverse saddle-shaped little armchair called Incisa. It is fitted with casters, is reclinable and is adjustable in height. It is externally lined in cowhide and internally can be in black leather or fabric, removable thanks to a zipper. The base is in steel treated with aluminium or chrome-coloured polyurethane paint. It is fitted with swivelling plastic casters with a security brake for soft or carpeted floors (type A); upon request, the casters can be fitted with soft grey tread and with security brake for hard floors such as wood or marble (type B). The seat height is regulated through a pneumatic system.

technical data

Leather, rigid polyurethane, steel, fabric or leather. Natural leather, Bulgarian red, black (shell)

project profile by Ali Filippini