Odo Fioravanti gives a twist to Pedrali’s Babila collection

The new armchair presented at the Salone 2022 that combines tradition and innovation

Launched in Milan on the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2022, Babila Twist adds a further piece of furniture to the collection designed by Odo Fioravanti featuring harmonious shapes.

Its profile is marked by an alternation of straight and curved lines, “a family of chairs, inspired by my reasoning on the role of objects as a bridge between the human body and the artifice of industrial production. The result of these musings brought me to devise objects with alternating curved and straight lines. Curved lines that follow the human body and straight lines that represent the artifice of human thought” – tells the designer.

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The distinguishing profile of Babila armchair becomes a steel frame woven with a rope that creates a welcoming space, complemented by a cushion made in weather-resistant materials.

Babila Twist is a steel armchair characterised by a large and welcoming shell woven with a flat rope in weather-resistant polypropylene. This weave, handmade in Italy by expert craftsmen, wraps around the armrests and creates a play of light and shadow on the backrest.

A comfortable cushion made from dry-feel polyurethane foam that dries quickly, is covered in fabric for outdoor use.

Babila Twist’s distinguishing feature is the combination of a woven body and a tubular steel frame with slats for the seat. These are screwed, making them easy to disassemble and recycle.

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Beauty, tradition and innovation

Pedrali is an Italian company that produces contemporary furniture for contract and residential. The collection is the result of a careful and accurate research aimed to create functional and versatile industrial design products made of metal, plastic materials, wood as well as upholstery. Seating, tables, complements and lighting exclusively manufactured in Italy through a design process which combines tradition and innovation, engineering excellence and creative brilliance.

The “100% Made in Italy” philosophy becomes real through the internal production in the headquarters of Mornico al Serio (Bergamo), where the automated warehouse designed by architect Cino Zucchi is based, and in the wood division in Manzano (Udine).

The high quality and respect for the environment represent long-established practices. This is proved by the use of water-based coatings, made principally from plant-derived resins, for the wooden products, and by the certifications ISO 9001 for quality management system, ISO 14001 for environmental management system, FSC® C114358 for the use of timber from certified forests and Greenguard for low emissions of toxic substances. In 2020 the company has presented its first collections made from recycled polypropylene and completed the study on Corporate Carbon Footprint which allows an overview of the impact of the production cycle on the environment, obtaining the certification UNI EN ISO 14064-1:2019 in 2021. The experimentation of production technologies, the use of different materials and the cooperation with many designers have allowed Pedrali to achieve important awards such as the Compasso d’Oro ADI for Frida chair.