"It was actually a coincidence discovered by the Sancal team," Note co-founder Cristiano Pigazzini told Dezeen. "When they told us about this reference we agreed on continuing to work on the curved part of the frame using the barrel as a reference."
Thin vertical supports designed to mimic the lines between staves – the wooden sections that form the sides of a traditional wine barrel – are joined around the bottom to create a horseshoe-shaped base.
The chair's arms and seat are formed from moulded polyurethane foam, covered in either fabric or leather upholstery.
The back of the chair is quilted to follow the vertical lines of the base, available in fabric that can either be matched or contrasted with the inner surfaces.
Note's design is a reinterpretation of a padded chair from Sancal's archive.
"We stripped the original chair part by part and replaced the dated elements of design with a new sophisticated and modern aesthetic, to make the chair more elegant and light in its expression," said Pigazzini.
The updated chair is designed to be small enough to fit easily in the corners of rooms in hotels, shops or other public areas.