FLAP by Meneghello Paolelli, the first series of modular upholstered furniture where seating elements are combined in compositions with support surfaces, shortens the gap between indoor and outdoor.
To support the rear cushions, elements resembling aircraft flaps are attached to the backrest part of the main structure.
The designers say, “We were delighted to assist the company in this new endeavour, also thanks to our previous experience in outdoor design. We offered all of our knowledge to S-CAB – with whom we already have an ongoing partnership that has resulted in numerous furnishings and accessories – to give life to a genuinely new and innovative project. FLAP, a modular range of upholstered outdoor furniture distinguished by a light and fresh design, arose precisely from this long-standing relationship. The moveable backrest, a FLAP, which sits on the tubular structure and can rotate roughly 15 degrees on its axis, allowing the support cushion to have varying inclinations for maximum comfort, is what defines the system and gives the collection its name. The frame, supported by the Flaps, appears to wrap around the line of cushions outlining the profile of the upholstery, highlighting the continuous antagonism between the softness and “fullness” of the upholstery, and lightness and “emptiness” of the enveloping structure. The system consists of four parts that can be combined to create varying compositions. We purposefully designed a flexible solution that could be used in a variety of scenarios, both residential and commercial.”
Sandro Meneghello and Marco Paolelli