A distinguished basic.


Body is the new design by Sylvain Willenz for Sancal. Its name refers to its backrest, which recalls the shape of a human body silhouette, in particular back and shoulders.

Made in ash wood, the several layers of moulded veneer give shape to a structure with organic, smooth, and simple lines, whether seen from the front, or form the back when stored. The uniqueness of singular wood exterior and its curvature create unique details for Sancal’s first “non” upholstered chair. The quotation marks make sense because Body is not only available in this finishing, as there are other ones.

From a single, humanised structure, we present a wide-ranging collection. A wide colour palette is one of the main features. Apart from its natural finish, it can be stained in all the colours from our range. There is also an upholstered version; a practical padded textile cover has been created which can be easily removed or put on at any time. Both upholstered options are available in a wide range of fabrics.

It defines an entire seating programme whose unique structure can incorporate various types of leg. Two new bases, cantilever or upholstered legs, add yet more options to this, our most versatile chair.

Dressed from head to toe. We present a colourful proposal in which the legs and structure are coordinated with fabrics selected from our extensive collection.

Defying gravity with the new cantilever base. Sancal brings back this iconic silhouette to both the wooden and the fully upholstered seats. This steel base can be lacquered in any of our extra-matte colours.

Other leg options available are wood, metal and a base with castors. The metal arms can only be attached to the seats with 4 wooden or metal legs.

In short, a new basic, elegant, sustainable and minimalist chair that works in all types of interiors thanks to its universal and customisable character.

As fabrics and finishes are updated constantly, some featured here may not be available. Download our latest options or contact your local sales person for advice.​

Sylvain Willenz

"I like to devise my products as new and innovative, however they should always feel familiar and comfortable, hence my very graphic and simple language, with references and timeless forms. A lot of the time you’ve seen it… but you haven’t. "
Diseñador industrial.

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