Jorge Pensi Wednesday 07 Aug 2013

The Afrika model is a series in two different styles: the fixed Afrika sofa, the fixed Afrika armchair, and the swivel Afrika armchair. Designed by Jorge Pensi for Cármenes, the Argentinian born designer focusses on sleek lines and supreme comfort in the new range. 

The pieces feature irregular angles and pure lines, emphasising the bar inserted in the frame which runs along the seat and continues to the supporting metal legs. 

These finished with a variety of finishes: oven-baked paint, chrome- or nickel-plated.

The backrest and seats are filed with natural down and Air Fibre, filling a multi-density polyurethane foam base for comfort and contrast with the rigid wooden structure of the range. 

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Jorge Pensi

JORGE PENSI DESIGN STUDIO was set up in 1984 in Barcelona's Gothic quarter, specialising in furniture and lighting design, the visual image of its products and staging for different types of events. Since then the studio has consolidated its position as a global point of reference for contemporary design. Its minimalist and expressive designs have received numerous prizes and awards. Some of its first products, such as the Toledo chair or the Regina lamp, have since become Spanish design icons.