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Pedrali, Ila armchair - design Patrick Jouin

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e like to imagine an armchair as ample, comforting and protective, like a “hen”, which is ready to embrace us and offer us a private and chic relaxation corner in the living room, bedroom and study.


  • What it is Ila by Pedrali, the new version of the armchair with with solid ash four-leg frame.
  • What makes it special It is enveloping and offers an immediate sense of protection. It is a piece which embraces and is capable of elegantly and boldly bringing together comfort and ergonomics.
  • How it is made An evolution of the version introduced in 2020, this armchair is made in rigid, smooth and taut polyurethane on the exterior, while the backrest and seat are padded with a flexible polyurethane foam. The four legs are made out of solid ash (FSC® C114358 certified and water varnished with vegetable-based paints), but it is also available with a cone-shaped swiveling base or with legs in colorful steel. Lastly, it is possible to choose a model with a headrest. Comfortable and refined, this armchair is also sustainable because it has been designed to be easily disassembled, allowing for it to change upholstery (leather or fabric) when necessary and to dispose of its components correctly at the end of its lifecycle.
  • Whose idea it is Patrick Jouin, the French designer born in Nantes in 1967. Winner of the Compasso d’Oro 2011, Patrick works in industrial and interior design with a vision which considers objects, structures and spaces. Design and architecture are mixed in this designer’s modus operandi, which often focuses on decorative arts—an aesthetic expression which stands out on the design scene for its naturalness and vibrancy.
  • We chose it because… A shell, a nest, an embrace, this sinuous armchair evokes images of all three and immediately gives off a pleasurable sensation of comfort and relaxation. It is an ode to privacy which becomes an invitation to give into idleness without end.



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