Designed to be used in different spaces and contexts, the UNNIA TAPIZ groups all the versions with upholstered seat and backrest of the UNNIA family.
This collection shares the same philosophy as the collection with seats and plastic backrests: the possibility of combining seats, backrests and arms with a wide range of bases to create infinite custom designs. The backrest and armrests can be upholstered with all the fabrics and leathers of the INCLASS swatch or with fabrics supplied by the client. The varied range of bases and structures are available in a wide selection of finishes. This allows to create an unlimited repertoire of applications in projects and diverse spaces. The UNNIA chairs have been awarded with the prestigious design award "Design Guild Mark".
Simon Pengelly was born in Henley in the UK in 1967. When he was eight he started making furniture in his father’s furniture workshop and won a prize for cabinetmaking at the age of 15. He went on to study at Rycotewood College and Kingston Polytechnic. Pengelly started his professional career as designer at Conran Design Group. Moving on to Habitat’s design team in 1990 and later coordinating the design and development of their furniture range as a freelancer in the late 90’s. Pengelly set up his London based studio in 1993. The studio now works for renowned firms in the UK, Spain, Italy, Holland and the United States. Pengelly’s understanding of how people use and relate to the objects around them and his affinity with materials and manufacturing processes, combined with a passionate desire to create production furniture with ‘soul’, has resulted in award– winning furniture that contains a wonderful mix of understated design, timeless spirit and clever engineering.