Filla Chair by Michele de Lucchi
Filla stands for chlorophyll in a fun way and means leaf. From the Greek, chloro ‘green’ and phýllon ‘leaf’: a pigment that nature has conceived to activate photosynthesis and create the air that is breathable on Earth. Filla is a playful ash wood chair, natural varnished or dyed, but it can have different finishes and colours based on the environments and projects into which it will be inserted. The back legs are bifurcated like branches to support the two large leaves that form the back. The contours of the seat and backs are characterised by a particular “flaking” of the ash wood. The wood rounded in this way recalls the curves of the growth rings of trees. Passing time draws irregular winding curves in the wood, an effect that is recreated in Filla by the skilful interaction between mass-production work and hand-crafting care.