Romby by GamFratesi for Porro. A padded, soft and compact swivel chair with a strong vintage inspiration

Geometric lines combined with a vintage-inspired design are the key elements of the new Romby chair designed by GamFratesi for Porro. The base is in the form of a truncated cone made from solid ash wood, its flared shape made of segments as an example of fine cabinetry, is surmounted by a soft, padded,  compact swivel seat. It can be tinted black or transparent, in the natural version. Romby finds its perfect location in a cozy dining room or work environment: a cocoon armchair with impeccable proportions and workmanship, which welcomes the body leaving it free to move, enveloping it with a feeling of great lightness. The foam-padded seat is injection molded in the metal frame, then it is upholstered in leather or fabric that adheres perfectly to its sinuous forms. Romby is the outcome of great craft skills combined with industrial production, to create an iconic piece with an attractive design.

At a glance

What is it?
A swivel padded chair that belongs naturally in the dining area and as a standout feature in the various spaces of the house: study, bedroom etc.
What is the design concept?
The project starts from the transformation of a simple geometric figure, the rhombus. And it is precisely this figure that morphed into a three-dimensional form gives rise to this seat.
How it is made?
The padded seat is made of leather and fabric, with a conical swivel base in solid wood.
How is it produced and where?
It is produced and made in Italy by Porro.
How is it manufactured?
With great craft skills. For instance, the upholstery has to adhere perfectly to its sinuous forms and enhance them. The base in solid ash wood is made from wooden wedge-shaped segments assembled and glued to form a cone, then turned with dedicated machinery.
What makes it special?
Dining chairs always have to meet specific standards of size and general comfort. The Romby chair, thanks to its iconic and essential design, conveys a new aesthetic to the home.
What is it like?
Graphic, essential and sculptural.
How do the designers describe it?
"We feel that the project fits perfectly into the Porro universe, always characterized by minimalist lines and outstanding craftsmanship.”