Chair with armrests and steel frame, 4 legs. Seat and back in steel frame.
“Working with a typically industrial material, which has its own innate elegance, I designed a seat taking inspiration from the creation of some of the great engineering works: In fact, Shade is a micro architecture of steel tubes and wire that have been welded together to create a graphical and optical woven effect.” Philippe Nigro. Philippe Nigro has designed a family of metal seats for Et al.. Shade was created using the welded steel wire technique which gives the entire project a clean and minimal silhouette as well as an original graphic pattern that characterises the seat and backrest and changes depending on the viewing angle. The harmony of the solids and voids also gives it a really light feel, which naturally transmits to the surrounding environment.
Philippe Nigro, French designer born in Nice. Studied Decorative Arts and Product Design (L. DeVinci, Antibes - La Martinière, Lyon - Boulle, Paris).
Independant Designer since 1999 e started his career alongside De Lucchi with whom he participated in many projects of product, furniture, lighting, interior design, events design. Characterized by a connection between prospective research and pragmatic appreciation of the “savoir-faire” of manufacturers with whom he works, Philippe moves between projects of different scale, whether it is well-know brands, luxury industry or local craftsmanship. Over the years these experiences, enriched by a mixture of Franco-Italian culture, allow him to meet head-on the very different aspects of Design.
Some prospective projects are supported by the French VIA (Valorisation for Innovation in Furniture).
In 2014 he was awarded Designer of the Year for the French furniture fair Maison & Objet. He also develop exhibition design project for the 7th edition of Milano’s Triennale Design Museum: “Italian Design beyond the Crisis”. In 2015 he creates the scenography for Lexus, Japanese cars company, for the Salone del Mobile for which in 2017 realized the new booth for worldwilde motorshows. In 2016-17 he realized the installation Ultralin, Paris Place des Vosges, and Sololino in Milan for CELC.
Et al., an evolution of the Metalmobil brand, produces chairs and tables for public gathering spaces: high-quality solutions, designed to improve people’s lifestyle and their relationship to their living space.