More than just a superbly cosy chair, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair is a revolutionary seating piece that evokes a more informal and relaxed way of life.
Inviting and pleasurable at first impression, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair beckons you to immerse into its plush semi-spherical seat as it cocoons your entire body into ultimate comfort. Designed in 1951 by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, the chair was conceived with an essential frame and universal shape that reflect Bo Bardi’s vision to create a luxurious seating piece which places human interaction above all else.
The Bowl Chair became a revolutionary piece in the 50s, diverting away from the standard angular forms and upright chairs that prevailed during that time. While modest and simplistic in form – the bowl-like seating area was only supported by a thin metallic ring structure that extends into four legs; the Bowl Chair played a significant role in transforming the way people sat in chairs. Its perfectly rounded shape was designed to induce a more natural and relaxing posture, which set forth a cultural change that encouraged a more casual, informal way of life.
Under Arper’s creative care, the brand teams up with the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi to recreate the Bardi’s Bowl Chair using contemporary advancements in technique and manufacturing while maintaining every aspect of Bo Bardi’s original design. Today, there is only a limited and numbered edition of 500 pieces of these chairs – each hand-crafted by highly skilled manufacturers. The chairs are also individually identified by a serial number, marked on the shell and inside both cushions in order to ensure authenticity. Available in three new elegant colour palettes: sand, shiny blue and iridescent brown, these colours can be combined with two different sets of fabric cushions: monocolour and nuance.