Cizeta - Tenues chair

Chairs take cues from Italian architecture

Renaissance arches and the grandeur of Roman gold inspired this contemporary collection of opulent chairs produced by Italian brand Cizeta.

The range includes an armchair, bar stool and dining chair, each with a row of arches on the back to reference Palladian arches and columns of 16th century architect Andrea Palladio. The strict angle of the arms and legs are reminiscent of Milanese designer Gio Ponti‚Äôs Dormitio chair, while the gold tipped legs were intended by the designers as a reference to the importance of gold in ancient Rome.

The frame comes in rich colour choices of mahogany or black stained beech and you can upholster the seat in fabric or leather - a combination that creates a lavish aesthetic suited to deep velvets and splashes of gold.

The collection is called Tenues, meaning light in Latin, and was created by Italian architect Luca de Bona and designer Dario de Meo.