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Modena Chair Design

12.02.07

The Modena Chair takes the name from the city of Modena in northern Italy known as "the capital of engines", since the factories of most famous Italian car makers like Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are located there. The design is inspired by the notion of 'Italian Cool' and with the red leather upholstery, wenge base and chrome detailing the chair is often described as being Gucci or Prada-esque . We have tried to conjure up everything that is cool and sexy about Italian Design, Media, Fashion, Film and Art and we initially designed, manufactured and installed the chair in the Italeria Restaurant in South London in 2004. People who sit in the chair immediately comment on how comfortable and substantial the chair is which gives us sense of achievement and immense pride.