In every rural Sardinian home there are a few wooden, caned chairs that sit in a corner. They are pulled out when visitors come over, when the fire is lit, when it is time to sit in a circle and shell fava beans or crack open almonds. Chiara Andreatti was inspired by the social aspect behind their use, and by the variations of design and decoration that can be found on historic versions. Her scannu are enlarged versions – by maintaining the classic proportions while making them bigger overall, she has made them both important and comfortable. The decorations are directly inspired by her various experiences on the island, from visits to local weavers to a handmade pasta (lorighittas) to the shapes of ancient talismans.
Design by Chiara Andreatti
Hand-carved chestnut wood and river reed caning
W47 x D48 x H117 cm
Black frame, natural caning
Comes in three different models Ines, Lia and Nannai for more information get in touch