8 Products Designed by Architects for Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile 2023
03 May 2023
During the Milan Design Week, many architectural firms, including Mario Cucinella Architects, have designed various products. The TECLA chair is the result of a collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni.
Tecla Chair by Mario Cucinella for Sawaya & Moroni
The structure’s single unitary shell, reminiscent of an upturned architectural cupola, houses the upholstered part of the seat and backrest, to which two further cushions are added by way of ensuring correct ergonomic support. The 3D printing technology already tested for the inhabitable space is now employed to create the furniture version of “Tecla” using recycled plastic. All processing and finishing stages are environmentally sound. “Tecla” represents a new generation of chair design, not only through the innovative technologies and sustainably sourced materials used in its production but in the way it evokes the idea of a self-contained “carved-out” space. It is an inherently architectural approach to furniture design.