Elio, referring to the Greek sun god Helios and designed by Canadian design firm Yabu Pushelberg, aims to capture a universally familiar, fleeting moment in time: a sunset. Inspired by the motion of light reflecting and refracting on landscapes and objects throughout the day, Elio captures the luminous, silky hues light conceives in the sky at dusk.
Taking the warm embrace of the Elio design one comfortable seat further, the two-seater chair extends the gently curved backrest into the perfect small sofa. The frame is natural teak, which supports the seating shell primarily through the back legs. The handwoven seat back and deep seat base draw upward and inward to create a warm, intimate feel. Multiple soft shades are woven into each strand of Tricord rope, which mimics the touch of natural light and makes each two-seater chair unique.