The sinuous lines of the Arabesque armchair have the same natural tension as the body of a ballerina. With this project designer Kensaku Oshiro achieves a fluid balance and a flexible grace that stem from complex processes for an end result that exudes pure beauty.
Thin cushions layered like flower petals guarantee the exceptional comfort of the seat, at the same time acting as the frame. The result is a compact and clean aesthetic that is both dynamic and vibrant at the same time. In the Arabesque armchair everything is designed to be accommodating. The deliberately low seat and reclined backrest, together with the pouf, are an invitation to sit back and relax. Materials and construction details are calibrated to guarantee maximum ergonomic performances. The high version of the Arabesque armchair comes complete with headrest made from rigid polyurethane with moulded polyurethane foam padding. The backrest and seat structure is in moulded rigid polyurethane with metallic insert and padding in polyurethane foam. The cushions are in thermoformed ABS plastic with the application of polyurethane foam padding. Tubular metal with gunmetal grey or burnished and blasted finish for the armrests: in the area that supports the elbows they are lightly padded with polyurethane foam and upholstered in hand-stitched Pelle Frau® leather. The Arabesque armchair is upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather or elegant combinations of leather and fabric.
Kensaku Oshiro was born in Okinawa, Japan, in 1977. Since 1999, after receiving a Master degree in Industrial Design at “Scuola Politecnica di Design” in Milan, he began working with several practices until 2004. He suddenly joined the design team of Lissoni Associati studio, with whom he worked until mid-2012.