Zanotta - Louise Chair

Zanotta produces chair with frame like an insect

Italian brand Zanotta has launched an armchair featuring a beetle-like frame with intersecting pieces of beech wood.

The architectural frame has legs that taper in as they reach the ground like the legs of an insect. Its sections are made of pieces that vary in thickness, and they all slot together using grooves so the joints are simplistic with no visible fixings. The arms and back are all one piece, and two wooden slats extend down from the middle of the backrest at an angle, locking into the feet on either side.

The frame comes in black or burgundy and the seat and backrest are made of upholstered poplar veneer with fabric or leather upholstery available in the same colours.

French designer Philippe Nigro called the chair Louise and it’s his first design for Zanotta. He’s worked extensively with french brand Ligne Roset on several collections including the most recent Manarola sofa in 2016.