Designed for use in a variety of spaces and contexts, the UNNIA TAPIZ collection groups together all the versions with upholstered seat and backrest in the UNNIA family.
This collection shares the same philosophy as the collection with plastic seats and backrests: the possibility of combining seats, backrests and arms with a broad range of bases to create an endless number of customised designs. The seats, backrests and arms can be upholstered in all the fabrics and leathers of the INCLASS swatch card or in fabrics supplied by the client. The varied range of bases and structures is available in a wide choice of finishes. This allows for creating an unlimited repertoire of applications in a diversity of projects and spaces. UNNIA collection have been awarded the prestigious design prize: “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.