Stacking armchair for indoor and outdoor use

Design: Isao Hosoe with Etien Veeman

Production: Segis, Italy 1998

Awards and recognitions: Good Design Award – Chicago Athenaeum – 1998


We wanted a weightless chair, which at first glance presented a natural graciousness inviting one to sit in it. Elegant but not over-refined.

Air itself has helped us with the technique of airmolding – which utilizes nitrogen under pressure in the molding stage. This is a method that, until today, has been unknown to the furniture industry. It is a technique that produces the shape by reducing the material to a minimum. Therefore, the polypropylene frame is hollow and light, but strong at the same time.

Just like the body frames of birds are.

The other components – on which Please prides itself for their lightness – are easy said: basic aluminum frame, transparent arms shaped like butterfly wings, which accommodate not with a vigorous hug, but rather with an elegant caress; quite a more erotic invitation.