Frisée by Cristina Celestino, the solidity of wood and sophisticated frivolity in a feminine design

Frisée is a collection that combines the solidity of wood with an ironic and playful frivolity typical of the soft and playful styling of Cristina Celestino, who designed it for Billiani. The rounded line enhances the company’s skills in working wood: a feature stemming from its long experience with its roots going all the way back to 1911, the year when Billiani starting making wooden chairs a Manzano, in the heart of a production district that has built its fortune on chairs.

The line of the collection is defined by corners morphing into delicate curves with gracefully studied details, like the tapering legs that end by swelling into an onion shape. The graceful lines are then covered with pure colors that enhance the form, making it a sophisticated yet light presence, perfect for the home as well as the contract sector. The seat and back are made of solid beech or ash, as is the structure. The seat also comes in a padded version. The Frisée collection develops as a chair, stool and armchair.

At a glance

What is it?
A collection of chairs, armchairs and wooden stools with tapering and curvilinear shapes.
What is the design concept?
Frisée combines the solidity of wood with an ironic and playful frivolity, expressing a cultured and sophisticated lightness, drawing its inspiration from fine cabinetry.
How it is made?
The frame is in solid beech or ash. The finish can be wood stained, matt lacquered or color stained. The seat and back are in solid beech or ash.
How is it produced and where?
It is produced at Billiani’s facility at Manzano in Friuli.
How is it made?
It is a product of high cabinetry, the result of a craft ability developed through Billiani’s century-long experience.
What makes it special?
The soft and enveloping design by Cristina Celestino enhances the material with pure colors, corners that morph into delicate curves and legs ending in onion shapes.
What is it like?
Cheerful, ironic, iconic.