Few things feel as safe as being wrapped up in something cozy, and that’s exactly how Paola Lenti’s new seating series, Pod, plans to indulge you. Oversized cushions and knitted upholstery beckon you to relax while redefining the pastime with modern comfort and style, challenging convention, and staying close to the brand’s roots of designing with an open and curious mind. Pod’s low seating offers an informal aesthetic, checking off yet another of Lenti’s commitments – create casual comfort. You’ll find two pieces within the Pod series: a lounge chair, and what’s referred to as a “platform,” or large flat seat cushion.
The Pod lounge chair consists of a seat and back cushion upholstered in two-color Costa Inglese knit fabric, a new Paola Lenti exclusive material for outdoor use that accentuates its distinctive ribbed pattern. Furthering the brand’s commitment to sustainability, the chair’s padding is made using recyclable expanded polyethylene mixed with Aerelle® blue polyester fiber, while the fixed foam covering is waterproofed polyester. The Pod lounge chair is framed with steel and accompanied by four short plastic feet to keep it off of the ground.
Aerelle® blue fiber polyester is derived from disposable plastic that’s collected before it has the chance to reach a body of water. The material goes through a certified industrial process, marked with the EU Ecolabel. Additionally, the process is verified for traceability according to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
The Pod platform is a single large seat cushion with a stainless steel matte-varnished base and feet in Paola Lenti’s graphite hue. The padding of the Pod platform is shaped to hide the base, leaving only part of the feet visible. Adjustable plastic spacers are provided to help you find your sweet spot.
Like the Pod lounge chair, the piece is padded in recyclable expanded polyethylene mixed with Aerelle® blue polyester fiber with a fixed foam covering in waterproofed polyester. A removable upholstery cover is available in Maglia Rasata or Tao chenille, exclusive outdoor fabrics by Paola Lenti. Constructed using Rope, a recyclable technical yarn, the fabrics offer protection against water, UV rays, mold, and bacteria.
While the Pod series was created for use outdoors, it can transition indoors easily. Simply pair the lounge chair and platform with backrest cushions to create a spacious sofa.
To learn more about Pod seating, visit paolalenti.it.
Photography by Sergio Chimenti.