Philippe Nigro Friday 13 May 2011

"Viewing everyday life through the prism of objects which are surprising, yet sensible."

Since 1999, Philippe Nigro has worked as a freelance designer; he is also an associate of the De Lucchi studio in Milan, where he works on numerous projects in the fields of product design, furniture and lighting design, interior architecture, promotional events and scenography.

To use the exact words of Philippe Nigro, these divans are ‘quasi-articulated’ by means of ‘functional notches’, which can accommodate small pedestal tables (for reading, writing, working, drinking, eating...).

These simple details confer on the divans a whole new aesthetic totally at odds with conventional images, whilst making it possible to obtain different seat depths and back heights. In order to fully respond to the original idea, it is possible to have the notches in a different colour and/or fabric.

The end result is a ‘living’ divan, which seems to be in constant movement.


Construction: Structure of seat in panels of chipboard covered in high resilience Bultex foam 38kg/m3 - 3.6 KPa. Back in panels of chipboard with webbing on the upper section for more flexible comfort at the top of the back, covered in high resilience Bultex foam 26 kg m3 - 1.4kPa and a layer of 100 g/m Dacron.

Optional armrest: sheet steel covered in Bultex foam 50 kg/m3 - 6.3 kPa, screwed to the structure of the divan. 1-arm version also available. Fully removable covers. Covers may be plain, bicolour and/or bimaterial.

Comfort t: 1 optional feather-filled bolster-shaped lumbar cushion per settee. 2 optional tables finished in mastic, elephant or argile lacquer: 1 rectangular and 1 ‘3-branch’. et 1 version 3 branches.

designer biog

Philippe Nigro

Born in Nice, France in 1975, Philippe Nigro studied Decorative Arts ( Bac F12, Industrial design BTS at La Martiniere in Lyon, DSAA Product & Furniture Design at Ecole Boulle in Paris), during which time he collaborated with C. Gardet and conceived the experimental garden 'Ailleurs' at Chaumont Sur Loire and the lamp 'Flac' for a Habitat competition<br /><br />