In 2019, the enduring success of the Flax armchairs since their launch in 2010 has led Philippe Nigro to complement them with a settee with the same construction. Perfectly proportioned, it offers two generous seat places whilst occupying the least possible space: with a depth of 80cm, it is only 135cm wide! The one-piece seat cushion reinforces the impression of discreet elegance. Ideal for small spaces, its walnut frame nonetheless lightens its visual presence still further. Just like the armchair, the settee also offers a choice of two heights of back cushion. As a counterpoint to contemporary surroundings, its look back at past expertise and the vibrancy of its natural walnut bring a touch of warmth.
Comfortable, easy on the eye and very compact – it fits into a 75 x 75cm cube – this armchair will fit perfectly into all styles of interiors. Its structure, a functional carcase of a type which is normally concealed, becomes not only visible but so much more, its principal aesthetic attribute.
Integral structure and feet in solid American
Seat cushion with inset steel springs and high
resilience polyurethane Bultex foam 36 kg/m³ -
3.2 kPa clad in Bultex foam and 200 g/m²
polyester quilting. Back cushion with integral
lumbar cushion filled with new duck feathers (90
% feathers/10 % down) H 88 mm with
compartmented liner and core in polyurethane
foam 32 kg/m³ - 2.8 kPa.
The structure of the high-backed armchair is
identical to that of the low-backed version. The
only difference is the height of the back
Baguette stitching on the seat cushion ; regular
stitching on the back cushion. Removable
Studied Applied Arts (bac F12, BTS Design industriel à La Martinière – Lyon, DSAA Design produit & mobilier – école Boulle), during which time he designed the ‘Ailleurs’ garden in Chaumont-sur-Loire and the Flac light (winner of a Habitat competition) in conjunction with C. Gardet.
Since 1999 he has worked as a freelance designer, and also with studio De Lucchi in Milan, where he has participated in numerous projects developing products, furniture, lighting, interior architecture, events and scenography for Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, Artemide, Alias, Caimi, Interni, Feg, Listone Giordano…
At the same time he has also worked on projects for Nube Italia, Felicerossi, NavaDesign.
In 2008, he was awarded 2nd prize in the ‘Autogrill’ restaurant competition, with M. Biffi.
Since 2005, long-term furniture projects have been supported by the VIA, thanks to which he was able to design the Spiral shelf, Storage-Unit chest and Intersection divans and, in January 2009, the Twin-Chairs chairs and the Tréteau universal table base. Certain of his projects have been put into production, such as Cross-Unit (Sintesi) or Intersection, from which sprang the Confluences collection of upholstery, produced by Ligne Roset.