Benasal armchair by Studio Expormim

Benasal armchair by Studio Expormim

Originally designed in 1982, the Benasal has been redesigned for 2013 by Spanish brand Expormim.

Benasal armchair by Studio Expormim_3

Made in rattan, the chair’s timeless design looks as current today as it did 30 years ago when it was first produced.

Benasal’s structure, seat and backrest are all made from various thicknesses of  natural, peeled and tinted rattan.

Benasal armchair by Studio Expormim_1

Renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon is a big fan of the classic design after spotting it on Expormim’s booth at the Feria Habitat trade show in Valencia last year. Hayon, who now owns his own Benasal chair, comments: “It is a fantastic piece. What I like the most of this armchair is that within a rattan furniture it is super modern, for its formal and structural combination. In the leg converge three different parts of the structure that join together from ahead. I always like the special structures and this armchair is a clear example of this".


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About the manufacturer: Founded in 1960, Spanish company Expormim has over 50 years of experience conceiving unique furniture pieces for indoor & outdoor use. With a commitment to quality and design, Expormim began as a manufacturer of wicker baskets before making the transition to furniture. The name is a conflation of exportadora, meaning exporter and mimbre, meaning wicker. Today Expormim employs over 50 staff and sells its products in over 40 countries all over the world.

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