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Piero lissoni's lightweight piuma chair for kartell uses material found in cars and planes

The ‘piuma’ project by Italian architect piero lissoni is one of the latest chairs presented by kartell at Salone Del mobile that marries the company’s innovative use in technology and materials. The design is based on unusual material needed to create piuma’s basic design: a carbon-led thermoplastic polymer compound that gives the structure greater mechanical rigidity and its reduced weight. This compound is taken from completely contrasting sectors of the industry, including automotive and aeronautics. Kartell has developed a chair that measures just a few millimeters thick (2 mm maximum) and weighs 2.2 kg. The versatile ‘piumachair’ is available in a combination of materials; defined by its lightness and slender frame, which is suitable foldable and suitable for outdoor use. The chair is made from a thermoplastic polymer compound explored in car and aeronautics industries the ‘piuma chair’ on display at the kartell stand during Salone del mobile. The product is available in a wide range of colors and is suitable for outdoor use.
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