Embracing the body like a worn-in leather baseball glove, Enrico Franzolini's slim and sleek Tia Maria seating series embodies the search for perfect ergonomics without sacrificing design. The name, referencing a Caribbean liqueur based on coffee and rum, reveals the double identity, the allusion to the play on contrasts. Formal and informal posture, symmetry and asymmetry of the armrests, linearity and sinuousness of the frame. The base is in chromed tubular steel and describes the perimeter shape. The leather upholstery is load-bearing, the synthesis of a linear approach to the idea of comfort.
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