The Hai Lounge Chair does everything a classic armchair does and more. Luca Nichetto’s design is strong—very strong—ergonomic, and handsome, but smart about it. A lightweight metal skeleton is covered in molded foam and soft, inviting textile for maximum comfort. Although sleek and contemporary, the wide arms and high back embrace the sitter in a way that inspires total, classic relaxation. The Hai Lounge Chair’s sleek looks can be admired from every angle, even from behind, making this an armchair that nobody should push into a corner.
Venetian Luca Nichetto began his career working for respected brands Salviati and Foscarini before launching his own design firm in 2006. A clutch of industry awards followed, as did a guest-of-honour spot at the imm Cologne festival. His Hai collection for Hem combines quality, class and ingenuity.