by Zanini de Zanine, 2010
EDITION OF 4
The elegant angles and pristine design of the Balanço chaise take use of reclaimed Ipê wood to compose its functional and sculptural appeal. The Balanço chaise’s gentle sway counterposes the weight of the solid wood with an airy quality as its ergonomic angles comfortably contour the body. Traces of the material’s original use, such as nail holes and other imperfections, are preserved rather than concealed, retaining the lineage of the material while its hand•crafted joints and dowels re•imagine the masterful carpentry of Zanine’s late father, seminal mid•century architect and designer José Zanine Caldas.