DAM - Sacadura armchair


Aerial ocean crossings inspire armchair


Portuguese brand DAM launched an armchair at Maison&Objet inspired by the shape of a pilot’s helmet and the wings of a seaplane.


The brand’s co-founders Hugo Silva and Joana Santos created the chair in honor of the two Portuguese pilots who made the first aerial crossing over the South Atlantic ocean from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro in 1922. The chair’s seat is an upholstered shell with softly rounded corners that sits in a wooden frame, supported by its little wing-like arms. The designers marked the back of the chair with “1992, 8383 km” to reference the date of the journey and distance travelled.

The standard version comes covered with an army green leather on the outside and a cream fabric on the inside of the shell, or you can choose between different colours in the same materials for both parts. The frame comes in solid ash, oak or walnut with a colourless matte varnish.