Gently enveloping the seated body shape, the Nuez armchair is nonetheless also characterised by its technical look. The idea behind the design was to develop a wave-like seat that appears to be made from a sheet of paper. In reality, the shell combines fabric and thermoplastic materials to create a harmonious unit. The injection-moulded shell has a three-dimensional undulating surface and gently rounded edges. The upholstery bears witness to the complex manufacturing process.

  • Manufacturer:
    Andreu World, Valencia, Spain
  • Design:
    Patricia Urquiola Studio, Milan, Italy

Statement by the Jury

The ingenious, technically sophisticated design of the Nuez armchair manages to combine contrasting materials to create a harmonious whole.