EstudiHac, presents an easy chair based on a castanet, one of the most emblematic Spanish instruments: the image of a lady clapping together two halves of clam-shaped wood is famous the world over. Just as two halves of clam-shaped wood are clapped together with a castanet, the armchair’s characteristic cushions flap onto fabric that has been tensed over a metal structure.
The Casta’s light structure is a radical departure from traditional thick, padded solutions for an armchair. By using fabrics that have been carefully tested by Sancal, even the need for elastic webbing has been eliminated. In contrast to the black matt finish of the metal structure, the smoothness of the ash armrests provides a warm contrast, evoking the feel of castanets.