De Padova


Rigorous, modernist, and eclectic. The Rea chair by architect Paolo Tilche — the project is from 1956 — is formed by a matte black painted steel structure to which the natural full grain leather seat and back are attached. It is the perfect combination that does not fear the passage of time.

Technical Specifications

FRAME: matt black powder-coated steel.

SEAT AND BACKREST: full grain, vegetable- tanned aniline-dyed cowhide, in natural colour
Meet the designer
Paolo Tilche

(1925 – 2003) Born in Egypt, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1949 and immediately started working as an architect developing both residential and industrial buildings. In 1955, he opened Arform, a design store in Milan. At the same time, he worked intensively as a designer for important brands such as Ideal Standard, Guzzini, Bonacina. He later hosted “Il piacere della casa“, archetype of the TV show dedicated to design.

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