Parentesi

Its name means parenthesis: a simple, effective description of this collection, with its clean, essential, curved lines. The armchair revisits a classic, cosy shape with the versatility to fit into any setting or composition, while the sofa is conceived as a complement to the chair.

Designer: Pietro ArosioYear: 1997
Technical overview

Cod. OPAW80/OPAA80/OPAT80
W 80 D 65 H 75 cm
H seat 45 cm

Cod. OPATE140
W 143 D 65 H 75 cm
H seat 45 cm

Materials and finishes
Internal frame: birch plywood 18mm thick with elastic belts.
External back frame: shell in birch plywood 9 mm, which can be finishes aluminum, wengé or fully upholstered. The sofa is available only with upholstered back.
Padding: differentiated - density polyurethane foam.
Base: aluminium feet.
Upholstery: non removable cover.
Base:

Birch plywood 40%

Polyurethane foam 30%

Upholstery 18%

Aluminum feet 7%

Elastic belts 5%

Suggested upholstery

Cassia
Early
Erika
Leather
Divina

Pietro Arosio

Pietro Arosio was born in 1946 in Lissone, near Milan. He learnt his profession at the research centre of a company specialising in the production of metal furniture for communal spaces. This experience led to the emergence of a design philosophy that developed over time through his work as an industrial designer. He began his career in 1972, and was already winning accolades in 1983, receiving the Casaviva d’Oro award. The fundamentals of his work include essentiality, research into new materials and technologies, and attention to detail and to the engineering implications of his designs. Pietro Arosio is fully aware of the emotional impact his products can have, and has worked in partnership with various internationally-acclaimed artists, including Nespolo, Del Pezzo, Hsiao Chin, Tilson, Rotella and Keizo. A number of his pieces have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and at the Munich modern art museum Die Sammlung.