Rubelli + Arper / Celebrating Lina Bo Bardi

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The Bardi’s Bowl Chair, produced by Arper in a limited and numbered edition of 500 pieces, comes with two new fabrics. Rubelli thus becomes the protagonist of a new synergy in the world of design, after collaborating with Peter Marino and with young designers such as Luca Nichetto and Nava + Arosio.

The collaboration aims to celebrate the special Leone D'Oro (Golden Lion) for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam, which will be awarded to Lina Bo Bardi during the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

From September 2021, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair will be available in two new Rubelli fabrics: Lollipop, eco-sustainable fabric made with an innovative bio-sourced fibre (a yarn produced from biological extracts of castor beans) and with an eco-viscose weft, and the high-performing Eureka, that can be used both indoors and outdoors.

The fabrics were chosen because they recall Lina Bo Bardi's work, they respect the eclectic and contemporary essence of the project and enrich it with tactile sensations and colors that create a connection between Italian and Brazilian cultures. Lollipop is paired with the high-performing fabric Ralph, while Eureka with the stain resistant fabric Nap, both used for the cushions.

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