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Watch our talk with Luca Nichetto at Moooi's Stockholm showroom

Italian designer Luca Nichetto told the story behind his Canal Chair for Moooi in our latest Design Dreams talk, which we streamed live from Stockholm Design Week.

At Dutch design brand Moooi's Stockhom showroom, Nichetto spoke to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about his career to date and how his Canal Chair for Moooi relates to the city of his birth.

Born in Venice in 1976, Nichetto started his career at Murano-based glass maker Salviati, before moving on to work for lighting company Foscarini.

In 2006, he founded Nichetto Studio, before moving to Stockholm five years later, where he is now based.

Luca Nichetto
Luca Nichetto will talk the Canal Chair, his first product for Dutch furniture brand Moooi

Nichetto discussed his Canal Chair – the designer's first product for Moooi – which was unveiled during Milan Design Week last year. The form and bright colours of the chair evoke the bows of traditional Venetian boats.

The event was part of an ongoing collaboration between Dezeen and Moooi called Design Dreams, exploring how successful designers turned their dreams into reality.

Canal Chair by Luca Nichetto for Moooi
The form and bright colours of the Canal Chair evoke the bows of traditional Venetian boats

Nichetto is the third designer to feature in the series, after Arihiro Miyake revealed the story behind his Coppelia light for Moooi in our talk during London Design Festival and Rick Tegelaar spoke about his Meshmatics Chandelier at Moooi's showroom in Amsterdam.