De Padova

Lavenham Executive

The silhouette of the Lavenham Executive chair reveals the graceful design by Patricia Urquiola. Versatile and adaptable, it is perfect for offices and dining rooms. As a matter of fact, it also goes very well with desks at home.

There is a swivel version with a polished aluminum or a white or black painted base, and a static version with black walnut or oak-stained ash wood legs. The back is full of character, with the shell characterized by a tonal quilted motif.

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Technical Specifications

FIXED BASE: supports in powder-coated steel, white or black, and legs in Canaletto walnut or aniline-dyed oak-stained ash wood,
finished with transparent water-based or solvent-based coating.Feet in thermoplastic.

SWIVEL FOUR-SPOKE BASE: aluminium polished casting or powder-coated, white or black, with swivelling mechanism in steel
and thermoplastic feet.

SWIVEL FIVE-SPOKE BASE: aluminium polished casting or powder-coated, white or black, with pneumatic height-adjustment
mechanism and swivel thermoplastic castors.The standard swivel castors (Type A) are in black plastic with safety brake for soft floors and carpeting. Upon request, castors with soft tread (Type B) are also available, in grey, with safety brake for hard floors such as in wood or marble.

BODY: TECH® high-density structural polyurethane, white or black. Matt surface and quilted pattern on the external surface.

SEAT CUSHION (optional): padding in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding, covered with light polyester velvet. Anti-slip
lower surface. For the FR (Fire Resistant) versions on request, the filling materials comply with the current regulations. Removable
cover in fabric (D4 Field 2), dry cleanable
Meet the designer
Patricia Urquiola

She attended the School of Architecture of Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. From 1990 to 1992 she was assistant lecturer to both Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris. From 1990 to 1996 she was responsible for the product development office of De Padova, working with Vico Magistretti.

In 1996 she became head of Lissoni Associati’s design group. In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture, and installations. Some of her latest projects in architecture include: The Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Das Stue Hotel in Berlin, the Spa of the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, the Room Mate Giulia Hotel in Milan and the Il Sereno Hotel in Como; showrooms and installations for Gianvito Rossi, BMW, Cassina, Missoni, Moroso, Molteni, Officine Panerai, H&M, Santoni and the general concept of Pitti Immagine in Florence. She creates design products for the most important Italian and international companies, such as: Agape, Alessi, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Baccarat, Boffi, Budri, Cassina, De Padova, Driade, Ferragamo, Flos, Gan, Georg Jensen, Glas Italia, Haworth, Kartell, Kettal, Kvadrat, Listone, Giordano, Louis Vuitton, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina, Rosenthal and Verywood. Some of her work is displayed in various museums and collections, such as MoMA in New York, Musée des Arts decoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Design in Zurich, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the Triennale Museum in Milan. She has won several international prizes and awards including the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Gold Medal in Fine Arts) awarded by the Spanish Government; Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I; “Designer of the decade” for two German magazines, Home and Häuser, “Designer of the Year” for Wallpaper, Ad Spain, Elle Decor International and Architektur und Wohnen Magazine.

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