The VARYA collection consists of an extensive range of chairs, armchairs, stools and benches.
The seat shell is available in twelve-color thermopolymer. The collection is generated by combining comfortable seats with different metal or wooden bases. The wide variety of bases, together with the wide range of finishes available, allow endless possibilities for customization without altering the unique character and timeless spirit of these original chairs designed to inhabit environments and diverse contexts in spaces for collective use, work or residences private.
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.