Dezeen promotion: Italian furniture manufacturer Pedrali announced the addition of office chairs to its Ester seating range by French designer Patrick Jouin in Milan last month.
The Ester Office range of contemporary office seating is the latest continuation of Pedrali's Ester collection, which earned the Good Design Award in 2013 for its armchair.
Launched at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, the new chairs feature a four-spoke base with castors and an adjustable seat.
The collection began with a beige leather armchair, which was created especially for chef Alain Ducasse's restaurant at The Dorchester hotel in London.
"Ester is the result of work carried out with passion combining manufacturing excellence and creative genius, attention to detail and functionality," said Giuseppe Pedrali, CEO of Pedrali. "It is greatly satisfying to see our armchair inside a Michelin starred restaurant."
Each chair features a polyurethane foam seat, with leather or fabric upholstery and legs finished in satin aluminium, brushed bronze or black nickel.
"The design of this armchair is the outcome of my experiences since I started designing restaurants," explained Jouin. "The result is a precious monolith made of leather, complemented by refined die-casted aluminium legs."
The Ester range is also on display at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique on New York's Fifth Avenue, which was recently renovated using an Art Deco-inspired concept created by Jouin Manku Studio, the design company cofounded by Jouin.
Formed in 1963 as a family-owned business, Pedrali has produced a wide variety of tables, chairs and complements in its two Italian factories — often for public spaces, offices and homes.
For more information about the Ester chairs and the full Pedrali range, visit the company's website.
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Pedrali is an Italian company that produces contemporary furniture for public spaces, offices and homes. The collection is the result of careful and accurate research that aims to create industrial design products with original shapes made of plastic, metal, and wood, as well as upholstered ones. A wide range of chairs, tables, complements and lamps are exclusively manufactured in Italy inside Pedrali's production sites, through a design process that combines tradition and innovation, engineering excellence and creative brilliance. The production technologies experimentation, the use of different materials and the cooperation with many designers have allowed Pedrali to achieve important awards such as the Compasso d'Oro ADI for the Frida chair.