Kent

Design Ludovica+Roberto Palomba - 2013

Armchair/bergere, pouf. Revolving base in varnished steel, colors: black, chrome or graphite. Steel frame. Upholstery in self-extinguishing graduated polyurethane foam/heat-bound polyester fiber. Removable fabric or leather cover.

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From design to product

An armchair, a high-backed bergére and a footrest with swivel base that Palomba imagined to be in warm and sensual shades since the first sketches. “The tweed fabric looked ideal. Kent is like a charming and elegant woman, with a certain determination, and as a matter of fact, in the early days of its launch, I kept on mispronouncing the vowel in “Kant” like Diabolik’s Eva an irreplaceable partner... It is not by chance that Kent in its three versions is a padded object between vintage and futurism. A seat for the contemporary living room that actually could be designed twenty years ago or even a century ago. This is why the shapes and materials are in some way iconic and classic. They can be customized according to the preferred style and décor.”

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“The reasons of Kent success are more than one: the sexy and cosy shape, the right range of fabric and leather covers, the alluring design. We – Ludovica and I – were inspired by the Arne Jacobsen’ historic seats of the Fifties and Sixties, that also continued to cross-reference overseas. Regarding the ergonomic setting, making it a high-comfort piece, it is based on harmonious curves for the backrest and sides and on the fact that cushion is built-in the seat creating a unicum, that emphasizes the statuesque and monolithic frame. An absolute comfort, even under the technical point of view.”
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Sporthotel Hohe Salve, Hopfgarten.
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Maison MW, Vallée de Joux.