Sella, designed by Carlo De Carli

Another important addition to the 2019 collections is this prestigious reissue, which Tacchini is excited to announce: Sella sofa by Carlo De Carli. Sella illustrates the concept of “primary space” from De Carli’s philosophy – that of a “relational space” –, a principle true to Tacchini’s vision of the function of furniture and interior design. Sella is inspired by the armchair of the same name designed in 1966 by the famous Italian architect.

Sella (cat. Sofa), structure T116 Canaletto Walnut

The highly elegant sofa is made using the very finest of materials: exposed walnut, elegant metal chromed details finish shiny black and belts for the support of the backrest in refined natural leather.

Technical information
Sella (cat. Sofa): W 222 D 97 H 83 cm / H seat 42 cm
Sella (cat. Armchair): W 102 D 97 H 83 cm / H seat 42 cm

The cushions are filled with feathers, and the coverings could be in leather, fabric or velvet. Its soft, generous line offers the utmost refinement, and is designed to guarantee extraordinary comfort, conducive to a slow tempo that will reconcile us with ourselves and others, in a more intimate and private spatial dimension.

For De Carli the attitude behind the design of a house or of a chair does not change: “I love any form of architecture, provided it’s researched, tested and essential (…) furniture too… I’ve designed a lot… it only seeks measure and not any effect… above all the measure that relates to the space of the home, in the sense of a tree” (Creatività, 1973).

Designed by Carlo De Carli

Born in Milan, Carlo De Carli (1910-1999) graduated in 1934 in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan, worked for a year in the studio of Gio Ponti and took over the chair in interior architecture, furniture and decoration from him in 1962. Design, research, teaching and promotion were the areas of action of his work, carried out with a broad communality of thinking and focused on people and the social and production context in which they operate.