Nido, Spanish for nest, means home to a number of species and inspired Rafa García to create this small armchair. The seat or “nest” is supported by a hand-crafted ash wood frame. The upper part provides “branches” into which the comfortable seat is fixed. The wood is available in a wide array of stains: from natural tones to vibrant colours like green or orange. As an alternative, this year Rafa presents a new range of armchairs with metal feet in a matte finish. Choose from black, grey or brown. The upholstery is available in two versions: with a zip or with piping. The version with a zip is soft and loose and enables the seating area to be removed. However, the version with piping is fixed and pulled tight. Both the zip and piping are always in black. The back and sides of the upholstered area are tailored to show off the chair’s lines whereas the seating area is soft and cosy. As the chair has a zip or piping to separate the seat from the back and sides, it is possible to choose two different fabrics. Please take care when specifying which area should be upholstered in which fabric. Rafa García Rafa sits at the very heart of the creative team at Sancal. The designer of some of the firms’classic pieces, such as Air and Eleva, as well as recent successes like Copla, Folk, Tecno and Nido. For this season he has provided the collection with two of the most attractive, yet functional, pieces: the REW seating system and the Nap sofa.