SP01 adapts its Max sofa collection—with its deeply enveloping ease—to a capacious standalone armchair. Upholstered in fine leather or fabric, the design is quintessentially Italian with deep cushions that sit full to the floor. Discreet seam detail adds a sense of luxury while the seating cushions assure lasting comfort in multi-density polyurethane that is fabric-wrapped and finished with feather wadding. Hand-finished, the Italian armchair’s craftsmanship infuses every detail.
31.5" h x 33.5" w x 33.5" d (80x85x85cm)
Seat height: 17" (43cm)
Steel, wood, fabric or leather
- Fabric Category 10: Madrid, Moscow
- Fabric Category 20: Marrakech, Melbourne, Washington
- Fabric Category 30: Cairo, Florence
- Fabric Category 40: New York, Oslo
- Fabric Category A: Lisbon
- Fabric Category B: Antwerp
“One of the reasons that we wanted to start SP01 was because we didn't want to be siloed into one kind of ‘Italian’ or ‘Danish’ or ‘Japanese’ style—we wanted to be a bit more flexible,” says SP01 co-founder Matt Lorrain of the design brand that features beautifully detailed, hand-finished furniture conceived in Australia and designed and made in Italy. “If you look at some of our pieces, there are subtle references to mid-century, Art Deco, or even something a little ‘80s,” he adds. “We try to lightly touch on these things but without being ‘retro’ or gimmicky.”
Production in Italy is key to the brand’s mantra of rigorous design and the honest use of materials. “Working with Italians is quite a beautiful thing because they have an atelier-style approach to things and they’re specialists. We do a lot of wood production, for example, but the people who make tables aren’t the same people who make chairs,” Matt explains. “One workshop will work with another workshop and another workshop, and they’ll take joint responsibility to make sure that in the end you get a perfect product.” With tables and seating for both indoors and out as well as sleek storage pieces, SP01’s “perfect product” is as relevant in a New York studio as in a beachside home in California.