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.
Its versatility is also defined by its options. There is a stackable metal version, another with castors or wooden legs. Arms can be added to the chairs with four legs. All metal legs and arms can be lacquered in different colours.
Furthemore, Sancal has partnered with the Italian foam producer, Olmo, to design the first chair made from excess industrial carbon dioxide. Once transport emissions are factored in, they estimate that E-CO2 Foam could reduce the use of petroleum by a quarter compared to conventional polyurethan.
In short, a new basic, elegant, sustainable and minimalist chair that works in all types of interiors thanks to its universal and customisable character.
"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. "