Theatre Armchair

Design: Isao Hosoe with Ann Marinelli and Alessio Pozzoli

Production: Arflex, Italy, 1993

Awards and recognitions: Design Distinction Award from I.D. Magazine 1995, Good Design Award exhibit in 1995 at The Chicago Athenaeum, Part of the permanent collection of Design at The Chicago Athenaeum


A new typology of seats to create a soft theatre armchair capable of activating the communication between actors and the audience and to melt the ice between the speaker and his listener. Fluid elements such as water, fire and sand are the base of the armchairs Dune. In fact they break the rigidity of the stalls space, they make it fluid, they break it down in a stage set and turn it into an ‘actor’ able to convey emotions.

Dune is available in two seat widths and has a number of options including a tuck away writing tablet and simultaneous translation and/or voting system.