Emmanuel Mastio for Classique
The ARMALUGI 2020 collection commissioned by Dave Bihari of CLASSIQUE comprises the ARMA armchair and the LUGI chaise-lounge with complementary side and coffee tables. Leveraging a global utility patent by inventor and designer Emmanuel Mastio, this collection finds the ideal balance between aesthetic form and ergonomic function, delivering distinctive wellness benefits suited for commercial and home project specifications.
The proposition: most lounges and chairs will not support the spine in a way that guarantees perfect posture and comfort. The ARMALUGI seating solution with removable fabric or hide leather uses the movement of the sling to self-correct the body’s spinal positioning. The collection is designed to optimise resources, with longevity in mind. It is made from sustainably sourced timbers with the highest quality fabrics and vegetable tanned hide leather. These slings can easily be replaced for a new look, without the use of nuts and bolts.
These are products to own and love for life. They can be commissioned for indoor or outdoor use, with appropriate timbers and fabrics. Underpinning this creation is a sharing of common values and multidisciplinary expertise. Ergonomic features were tested and validated by musculoskeletal physiotherapist Dr Tamer Sabet of the Sydney Spine Institute. Hide leather advice was provided by Ian Fischl from the NSW Leather Company.
The design was refined in close collaboration with our selected manufacturing partner Furniture By Design of Sydney. Thanks to this collective of passionate and responsible innovators, the project was completed in less than a year, ready for CLASSIQUE to launch an ARMALUGI collection by February 2020.
Photography: David Curzon – DC Photographic Designs