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Sol rocking chair. Constance guisset.

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Sol is a rocking chair made of lasercut aluminium, bent and lacquered. Its complete assymetry in the shape and in the lines motive creates an illusion of movement and allows to have surprising views from each side. Comfort has been the priority in the chair, as the angles and heights are very natural. This comfort has been reinforced by the use of cushions. The chair can be imagined in its transparency with seat and round cushions in the back. But it exists also with a large cushion in the back whose sewing follows the lines of the chair.

The name is Sol, after the latin word for the sun. Rays are shining in all directions and formal vocabulary is about roundness and softness. It is a joyful and shining chair, quite free in its assymetry, like popping out with lightness.

Rocking chairs are usually furniture for grandmothers, people recovering from a flu, readers deeply absorbed in a book on a cold winter day or southern ladies sipping iced tea on a summer afternoon. In other words, rocking chairs normally don’t make me think of contemporary Italian design and a chic apartment in Milan. That’s why it’s great that the Italian design company Molteni & C is defying my expectations with the Sol rocking chair by Constance Guisset.

The Sol is not just a modern rocking chair, it’s a beautiful one too. Combining a structured form with gracefully delicate lines the chair’s asymmetrical curves place it in perfect balance. This month the Sol rocking chair will be on display with the Mo lamp as part of an installation by Guisset and Molteni & C at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair.

designer: constance guisset
producer: molteni & c
period: 2012

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