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Armchair - Metropolitan ME100/1 | B&B Italia
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Armchair - Metropolitan ME100/1 | B&B Italia

  • Use

  • Applications

    Corporate, hospitality, commercial
  • Characteristics

    Contemporary furnishing, choices from several collections of interior and exterior furniture items
  • Sizes

    100 x 84 x H 93 cm | 39 3/8" x 22 1/8" x H 36 5/8" inch

More about this product

Seats that flow uninterrupted into the armrests are the hallmark of this 'relax' armchair. The 'relax' armchair, which revolves and is complete with an ottoman, is larger and more comfortable than its cousin, the 'small' armchair thanks to a headrest with a magnetic adjustment system. It is available with two different bases, one in aluminum with spokes, the other using a disk.

Internal frame Tubulars and steel profiles
Internal frame upholstery Bayfit® (Bayer®) cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fiber cover
Headrest cushion upholstery Shaped polyurethane, polyester fiber, magnets
Seat cushions upholstery Shaped polyurethane, polyester fiber
Support structure Bright brushed or black varnished aluminum
Ferrules Plastic material
Cover Fabric or leather

What happens when a successful product decides to reveal a new trait? Twelve years ago the armchair METROPOLITAN was presented and adopted not only by the domestic market but also by the Contract sector. Since “design, like cinema, art, and architecture, is a series of mirrors and lenses that records the changes in progress,” to quote Jeffrey Bernett, it is natural to re-interpret the evolution of an object over a longer period of time. “It is an interesting challenge that allows exploring the changes, what we have learned in the process, and what new issues can be solved.”

Hence, in both 2014 versions, either with a low back or a high back acting as a headrest, the volumes have become thinner, the surfaces have enhanced their flowing design, tailored seams highlight certain crucial areas, and the seat cushion, which is not detached anymore, is fully integrated. The seat’s profile seems to draw a “smile” in contemporary jargon, an invitation to sit down and enjoy a moment’s rest. Hence, the high version offers a haven both for those who want to sever contacts with the world for a moment and for those who wish to interact from a comfortable position. Both are swivel armchairs completed with a footstool.

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