2020 / Design For Society / Eco-Sustainable Design / Professional

Leva, Mattiazzi

  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Design for Society/Eco-Sustainable Design, Winner in Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture
  • Company
    Foster + Partners, United Kingdom
  • Lead Designer
    James White
  • Design Team
    Mike Holland, James White, Pietro Gottardi
  • Client
    Foster + Partners
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photos By: Aaron Hargreaves

Leva is the first timber chair designed by Foster + Partners, Manufactured by Mattiazzi. Inspired by the efficiency of form and materiality of an oar, it is carved and shaped in response to its function. The sparing use of material and detail is rooted in the idea of sustainability – to do more with less. Made of ash sustainably sourced from Eastern Europe, Leva is designed to reduce the amount of waste generated during its manufacture. The pieces of timber discarded during the machining process fuel the heating system at the factory, supplementing the photovoltaic panels on the factory roof.

Photo Credit: Foster + Partners
Credits: Photos by: Aaron Hargreaves