Revolving Especie Armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Revolving Especie

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Armchair

INSPIRATION:
The Especie revolving armchair was inspired by the creative force of Brazilian modern design from the 70's. The furniture produced at that time was characterized by the use of solid wood, its volumetry with striking lines, the furniture of the 70's prioritized defined and rigid features. Allied to this, the idea of sustainability and resignification of elements of disposal.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Especie revolving armchair is a contemporary design element that is premised on sustainability through the reuse of demolition wood. It is a versatile and resistant piece of furniture - inspired by the best of Brazilian design from the 70's -, which adapts to both external and internal environments.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The armchair has a fixed base and swivel seat. Its backrest has the necessary inclination to offer ergonomics and comfort to the user. The armchair can also be sold with the upholstered bench for the footrests.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project has started in November 2021 in Rio de Janeiro and finished in February 2022 in Rio de Janeiro.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Especie armchair is manufactured by reusing solid wood from demolition, going through the sanding and varnishing process. Its swivel base is made of steel and its seat, made of medium density polyurethane, is covered with nautical fabric.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
70 mm x 75 mm x 72mm

TAGS:
Armchair, Brazilian Design, Sustainable materials, ZaniniĀ“s chair, 70's inpiration

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The research for the production of the Especie armchair began in the designer's passion for the features and materials used in the furniture developed in Brazil during the 70's. Rigid lines and solid wood were outstanding characteristics of this furniture. Allied to this, there was also the idea of sustainability and the reuse of demolition wood, such as peroba and Ipe wood, appeared as an alternative to make the project viable and with an even more special meaning.

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge of the project was during the execution process. The fittings between the metal base and the wooden seat should be made in a way that makes the product resistant, ergonomic and safe for the user.

ADDED DATE:
2022-03-30 13:10:16

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Zanini de Zanine and Creative Director: Thyara Torres

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Credito 21 Mobiliario, Poltrona Especie, 2022.
Image #2: Photographer Credito 21 Mobiliario, Poltrona Especie, 2022.
Image #3: Photographer Credito 21 Mobiliario, Poltrona Especie, 2022.
Image #4: Photographer Credito 21 Mobiliario, Poltrona Especie, 2022.
Image #5: Photographer Credito 21 Mobiliario, Poltrona Especie, 2022.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Zanini, 2022.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Studio Zanini

PROFILE:
Studio Zanini brings a multidisciplinary universe and oscillates in different scales and projects. It's approach always beholds direct searches into culture, raw material and brazilian processes. Acting in and out of Brazil, Zanini cooperates with great Italian brands, such as Cappellini, Slamp, Tacchini, among others. Joined the list of the 100 Main Professionals of the Design by the english magazine Wallpaper besides awards, counting with: America's Year Designer, by Maison&Objet; New Generation Awards, from Philadelphia Museum of Arts; Good Design Award- U.S.A; IF Award- Germany; A' Design Award & Competition- Italy; Brazilian House Museum Award; Casa Vogue Brazil Award; GQ Brazil- Man of the Year: Design Award; and others. Zanini de Zanine, the designer who gives the Studio its name and life, habitually rescue direct references relating national culture and translating his pieces into form, that today are a part of the permanent holdings of museums such as Philadelphia Museum of Art; MUDE: Fashion and Design Museum from Lisbon; Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Art- MAM, Rio's National Historic Museum, Brazilian House's Museum-; and so on, ensuring contrast in different regions of the country.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Revolving Especie Armchair by Zanini De Zanine is a Nominee in Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Revolving Especie Armchair by Zanini De Zanine is Winner in Furniture Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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