The innocent armchair

The innocent chair is a rebel seat to its destiny. It has been designed and conceived as where a farmer meets a lawyer, far out in the Sicilian countryside, perhaps under the shadow of an olive tree, to discuss the legal procedure for reporting mafia activity end to establish legality. 

This chair is the starting point of the design process of a mobile pavilion run by a non-profit organization and commissioned by the Venice Architecture Biennale to reactivate the lands confiscated from the mafia in the south of Italy, which has never been realized.

In its innocent simplicity, the chair evokes the lyric spirit of freedom and rebellion. It is part of a furniture collection that reflects the simplicity of living. 

Dr.phil.Antonio Scarponi Architect – Designer – Professor zhkd

Antonio is italian and studied at the Cooper Union New York an in Venice. He’s living in Zürich and is founder of Conceptual Devices.

In 2014 we developped with him the “Hotello” Project.