Comfortable curves ahead. Mallo’s softly sloping arms and bouncy seat create a sumptuous spot to curl up and stay awhile. Refined but friendly, this is unfussy elegance at its most comfortable: think thick rebound latex foam, feathered back cushions and a beautifully bulbous seat. The sculptural, curvaceous form is—dare we say it?—downright sensual.
What was your inspiration for this chair?
Cozy//Comfort. I knew that I had wanted to add a swivel chair to the FFABB Home collection that was generous in size, juicy padded curves and was a little more modern that the other chairs in the family. We began by altering the frame of our Coco chair which I loved the sit of. I envisioned it with a higher back so that you could really be supported sitting for a long period of time so gave it some extra height. The gentle sloped arms were carefully set back from the front edge right where your hand would naturally want to fall with. Between the arms I wanted enough room to allow you to snuggle into a corner with room for a pillow and drape your legs across the seats corners.
Seen here in FFABBric option : Shearling Darling with Brent Comber's T-Cup table
Tell us about the development process.
My favorite part of my job at ffabb is in the product development stage. I start with an idea, a rough sketch and good frame. We then let the design unfold as we play with different padding and seam details. The original concept was much more modern with knife edge arms but as we padded the chair I felt it needed the flat top edge to rest your arm comfortably. The border around the top was added as well as the bottom base to balance the weight from the bubbly seat.
Tell us about what is inside this piece?
This piece is layered for ultimate comfort. From the sinuous spring suspension on both the seat and back, to the natural, cushy and breathable Latex foam. This chair is made to last for life not just this season.
Seen here in FFABBric option: Sheer Happiness
Where did the name Mallo come from?
As you may have noticed we like to have fun with words. This chair was nearly named the Bumbo Chair but once it was complete it felt like sitting on a marshmallow so because of that we called in Mallo for short!
Seen here in FFABBric option Wool//Pebble