Dezeen promotion: Italian brand Pedrali has unveiled three new lounge armchairs, each designed to make hotel waiting rooms, bar terraces and office common areas more comfortable (+ slideshow).
To update its existing Log, Zippo and ARA ranges with a lounge-appropriate model, Pedrali has altered the size and shape of the armchairs.
The polypropylene ARA armchair by Jorge Pensi Design Studio is characterised by its angled backrest.
Reinforced with glass fibres to make it suitable for outdoor use, the stackable model is available in white, beige, orange, sage green and anthracite grey.
The Log Lounge by Italian studio Busetti Garuti Redaelli is a softer, more relaxed addition to the existing sculptural range, and has been enlarged in width.
Completely upholstered in either fabric or leather, Log Lounge is also lined with fire-retardant foam to create a fuller seat.
The Zippo Lounge was designed by Pedrali's in-house team with contract environments in mind – and aims to make waiting or common areas more appealing.
Although similar to the existing model, the backrests, sides and seat have each been lowered and sandwiched between layers of foam.
A steel tube enhances the lines and edges of the armchair, and is available in black, white or powder-coated aluminium – the frame can either be upholstered in fabric or simil leather.
Pedrali's most recent furniture collection launched at Milan's Salone Del Mobile design fair in April, along with the 2015 edition of the brand's New Ideas magazine.
Read on for more information from Pedrali:
Log Lounge, Zippo Lounge and Ara Lounge: the new relaxing furniture solutions by Pedrali
Hotel waiting rooms, bar terraces, office common areas: in all these locations comfort is an essential component. And to better welcome the guests and make themselves comfortable, the seats get enlarged and slightly lowered.
Designed by Jorge Pensi Design Studio
The balanced and elegant formal language of the Ara polypropylene collection is made unique by the characteristic handle of the back, which is a functional element and a highly expressive feature. Designed to be used in different occasions, Ara is able to coexist in various architectural spaces, in particular outside.
The lounge version is a natural extension of the armchair. You may imagine it in the sun by a swimming pool, in the outdoor spaces of contemporary bars as well as in waiting rooms.
Designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli
Log is a collection of completely upholstered seatings which marries a sculptural aspect with surprising lightness. The right combination of formal balance, stability and comfort has been achieved gradually reducing the volume, through a careful refinement process.
The lounge version reinterprets the volumes of the armchair, softening the shapes and giving them generous sizes. The pouf can be used for a variety of purposes: as a comfortable support, an extra seat or a footrest for complete relaxation.
Designed by Pedrali R&D
Zippo Lounge is a one seat upholstered sofa conceived for waiting and relaxing moments in the office and contract environments. Like the same collection it has essential and fairly lines but the seat, the sides and the backrest are lowered
The seat, made of fire retardant variable density injected foam with elastic belts, gains depth to provide even more comfort. Along the perimeter runs a zip that outlines its shapes, so as to define its name. Steel tube frame with a 16-millimetre diameter is white, black or aluminium powder coated and matched with the zip colour.