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Woodnotes, 2013

Arenzano, Siro, and Twiggy are all the result of a shared passion for design. Ilkka Suppanen was visiting the Milan furniture fair Salon del Mobile with designer Raffaella Mangiarotti when he asked her which Nordic company she was interested in working with. Her response was Woodnotes, a design company in Finland that aimed to create artistic, creative products through the use of Finnish raw materials such as wood and paper. Later that day, the two met the director of Woodnotes and the project started. Suppanen describes their collaboration as dissimilar as the North-South axis on a map. While the two designers agree on the end result, they both have different thought processes and approaches to design. The outcome of their collaboration were these three design objects.

Named after a coastal town in Italy, Arenzano is a modern and simple folding chair that is perfect for casual and relaxed seating. The removable upholstery is made out of sustainable sandpaper yarn cotton fabric and contains extra padding to ensure comfort. When not in use, the light oak frame collapsible to allow for easy storage in small spaces.