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So chair
So chair
De Padova >
Naoto Fukasawa >
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Product description

Simple and minimal, the So chair is created without any unnecessary stylistic decorations, in compliance with the rigorous style of the Japanese culture. The design features traditional and natural materials like wood and leather, all expertly crafted with focus on proportions and comfort.

Technical Information:
Frame in solid ash and multi ply birch, aniline-stained ash grey colour, finished with open-pore acrylic paint. Back and seat in pigmented cowhide, black or taupe.

Dimensions: W. 52 cm x D. 49 cm x H.75,5 cm


Essential and needful. Its few elements recall the Japanese word that inspired its name: to be simple. The rigour at the service of both ergonomics and silent elegance, is accentuated by the combination of dyed grey wood with leather.

“A tacitly shared typology between Roberto and myself is about an idea of graceful reduction in shapes.  We always talk about what we can do to reduce more and how we can make things more simple and pure. I think this chair ‘So’ gives a shape to this objective. When Roberto and I discuss, our focus of each conversations comes down to discussing about how much corner edges we can sharpen and to simplify the design.  The result of this collaboration is a very simple and pure archetype. The word ‘So’ in Japanese means being natural / raw and not processed and I think this chair is very ‘So’” N. Fukasawa