The name of the chair is a reference to the canals of Venice and nearby island Murano, where Nichetto was born and got his first break as a designer.
The key feature of Canal Chair is the curved shape of its back, which rises to a slight point to evoke the form of the bow of a traditional Venetian boat.
"The idea of Canal Chair came when I was walking in Venice and I saw some people in a boat having a drink," Nichetto recalls in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for Moooi in Venice and Stockholm.
"I saw the shape of the boat and the people sitting on it and I started to think immediately that it could be an amazing chair."
Canal Chair is available with metal or oak legs, including a swivel option, upholstered in a range of fabric colours based on the bright stripes typically painted on Venetian boats.
The chair can also be customised with bespoke embroidery, a reference to the way that Venetians personalise their boats.
Moooi also released a version of the chair with Nichetto's family coat of arms emblazoned on it to encourage this customisation.
"If I own a boat, I want that boat to be recognised as a Luca boat, so I have my colours, my name, my decoration on that boat," Nichetto says.
"I wanted to transfer the same kind of feeling to the Canal Chair so I used the Nichetto family logo. It’s just to share something that is part of my personal heritage."
Nichetto was born in Murano in 1976 and studied at Venice's art school before studying industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, where he graduated in 1998.
He founded Nichetto Studio in Venice in 2006, before opening up a second office in 2011 in Stockholm, where he is currently based.
Murano is famous around the world for its glass industry, which almost all of Nichetto's friends and family were involved in, and he says that it was this background that set him off on the path to becoming a product designer.
"Being from Murano, to see a drawing become an object was kind of normal," he explains.
"With my classmate during the summer, we prepared a folder full of drawings, knocking on the door of 10-20 different glass factories to try to sell the drawings to these factories to have some coins in our pockets to have fun during the summer time."
Nichetto got his break during his last year of university when Simon Moore, art director of famous glass company Salviati, recognised his talent and invited him to the factory to show him how the company worked with designers.
He ended up designing a collection of vases for Salviati called Millebolle, which went on to become one of the company's best sellers and established Nichetto's reputation as a designer.
"The Canal Chair is very important to me because it has some characteristics that come from the city where my career started," he explains.
"Working with Moooi was amazing – the possibility to take a dream, something that was a boat and moving that into making a chair. There are only a few companies in the world that can do that and Moooi is one of them."
This movie was filmed by Dezeen for Moooi in Venice and Stockholm. It is part of an ongoing collaboration between Dezeen and Moooi called Design Dreams exploring how successful designers turned their dreams into reality.