Design: Franz Romero
Made in Switzerland
• Upholstery in leather 14 Club Colour 77 Cigarro
• Base in beech wood, black finish
The Bugatti Type 57, an icon of Art Deco design, inspired Franz Romero when he designed the DS-57 armchair for de Sede. The designer not only managed to incorporate the characteristic seating comfort of Bugatti car seats; he also accomplished a visually perfect embodiment of the car in armchair form.
The chair is thus designed to reflect the characteristic, streamlined contours of the classic car; naturally, you sit very low in it, as you would in a sports car for seating comfort under-scored even further by cushions that are inclined backwards. The armchair shape also takes on the contours of the fender, with voluminous armrests that extend to the floor: true to detail, they point downwards, as in the real Bugatti 57.