Luca Nichetto created the Ladle seating system that aims to take the classic chairs from the 60s, such as the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen and the Pollock chair by Charles Pollock, and give them a contemporary twist.
Designed for Italian manufacturer Arflex, the seating family uses a fixed seat structure that is consistent in all three lounge chair versions. The seat structure can be combined with three different backrests and as many bases: one with four wooden legs, another with four tube metal legs and a four-spoke base for the swivel and tilt version.
Ladle proves that, while leaving the aesthetic and functional background unchanged, a wide variety of proposals provided with personal touch can be created, and that each element can be placed individually in very different environments.
Ladle’s textile details highlight the manual skills and craftsmanship that characterize this seating system. Ladle, as the name itself suggests, reminds of the big spoon that is the seat – it embraces the shape of the body while providing a soft and cozy comfort.
*All images and information courtesy of Luca Nichetto.