Launched in 2011 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Patricia Urquiola's Biknit chaise longue for Moroso was an instant success and now, this bold, woven design that combines style and comfort is now is coming to the United States for Spring 2013.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Biknit features a tactile, oversized knitted seat that forms both the surface and the structure of the piece.
The base of the chaise is made of a thermo-stabilized ash wood, a new material that will withstand the elements while retaining the tactility and look of natural wood. The chunky, knitted upholstery cording is looped around a contrasting, powder coated steel frame to create an oversized stocking-stitch that functions as a comfortable low-slung seat.
The soft cording for the outdoor version has a polyethylene down core covered with a polyester/PVC knit; the indoor version has a polyurethane core with wool knit covering. Biknit is available in 3 different color combinations (Honey, Mint and Fire) and the indoor comes in 2 different color options (Ash and Shine)
About the manufacturer: Moroso, founded over 60 years ago in Udine, Italy, continues to be a major player on the Italian and international design scene. Today, under the creative direction of Patrizia Moroso, the company maintains an investigative approach to design, collaborating with designers and artists from around the world. Moroso products celebrate the balance between technological innovation and old world craftsmanship. Moroso USA is headquartered at 146 Greene Street in New York City.
About the designer: Spanish-born and Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola began her partnership with Moroso in 1998 when she was asked to produce designs under her own name, making Moroso the first manufacturer to produce her work. Since then Urquiola has been working with Moroso, designing not only furniture but also her first US interior project- the New York City Moroso store. Over the years, Patrizia Moroso, creative director and Urquiola have become great friends and Patricia designed Patrizia's home in Udine.