Family Announcement

Happy news! The story of Siro+ continues as the family grows with a stool and a chair with armrests. 

Designed by Ilkka Suppanen and Raffaella Mangiarotti, Siro+ was originally introduced in 2013 and has gained recognition by winning the Interior Innovation Award in 2013 at IMM Cologne. Siro+ has also recently been added to the permanent collecion of Röhsska museum in Gothenburg. 

What is it like to take a product back to the drawing board after you’ve already once finished it? Ilkka and Raffaella answered: “It’s not that hard, really. You must remember that behind every finished product there is a whole lot of rejected ideas to take back into consideration. It’s a process – you just continue the project where you once left it.” 

“Our way of working together is not at all linear. We use a lot of time sharing each other pictures, shapes and materials to derive inspiration from”, the design duo tells about their working methods. 

The new Siro+ stool is beautifully proportioned with the backrest lowered almost as if it were a handle. The armrest for the chair is made out of leather: it is wrapped lightly around the chair creating beautiful curves. Both the chair and the stool are a natural addition to the Siro+ collection. “We didn’t want to ruin the original Siro+ by designing it companions only for the sake of creating a new product. They had to have a role and a meaning.”

The new members of the Siro+ family are presented at the Milan Furniture Fair 2016.

Eino Korkala