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The Ninna Armchair by Carlo Contin is Playful and Sophisticated

 - Jun 27, 2013
References: & design-milk
The Ninna Armchair is a striking seat that might bring to mind an outdoor swing for some, the ones specifically catering to toddlers. This playfulness is a nice touch to the otherwise deceptively simple and sophisticated design. The simplicity is deceptive since there are a lot of careful details present in the Ninna Armchair. For instance, the legs are hand-turned out of ash wood while the base tapers inwards a bit to mimic the curve of the backrest.

Designed by Italian designer Carlo Contin for Paris-based company Adentro, the Ninna Armchair was recently presented during Salone del Mobile in Milan. According to Design Milk, the name of the seat is derived from the word 'Ninnare,' which means 'to cradle' in Italian. This is an entirely fitting sentiment.