Filo chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi

Filo chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi

Dezeen Showroom: French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created Filo, a beechwood chair wrapped in rope, for Mattiazzi.

Mattiazzi describes the Filo chair as having a "graphic sensibility" created by the robust lines of its frame, which give it an almost typographic quality when seen from the side.

Filo chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi
Filo has a stained beechwood frame and a seat and backrest made from rope

Filo is the Bouroullec brothers' fourth product line for Mattiazzi after Osso, Uncino and Quindici, and has seen the designers apply their learnings to create a structure that maximised strength and minimised wood waste.

"After some years of work for Mattiazzi, we tried in this research to apply what we learnt from the years before," said Ronan Bouroullec. "I think Filo is very well composed in the sense of its lines, the tension and the radius but it's a bit more square than our usual work."

Filo chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi
The chair almost looks like typography when viewed from the side

He said Filo works well in multiples and particularly around a rectangular table, where it creates an appealing geometry.

"I use it every day in front of my desk," he added.

Filo is available in several colours.

Product: Filo chair
Designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Brand: Mattiazzi
Contact: cristina@mattiazzi.eu

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