Here’s one we’ve been waiting for. Sancal’s Tierra Collection (as introduced in the video below, as well as the landscape of Yecla, Sancal’s home town) outlines the new collection from the Spanish manufacturer.  Tierra, translating to soil, earth, or ones homeland in Spanish.   Again working with bold shape and colour, Sancal has employed some serious design heavyweight to round out an exciting and strong 2013 collection. CASTA

Casta by José Manuel Ferrero José Manuel Ferrero, of Estudi{H}ac, presents a small armchair based on a castanet, one of the most emblematic Spanish instruments: the image of a lady clapping together two halves of clam-shaped wood is famous the world over. Just as two halves of clam-shaped wood are clapped together with a castanet, the armchair’s curved metal structure is made of two elements that have been welded into place. The Casta’s light structure is a radical departure from traditional thick, padded solutions for an armchair.  By using a technologically advanced fabric, even the need for elastic or leather webbing has been eliminated.  The cushions have been integrated into the cover itself to provide the comfort you would expect from a Sancal product. As the structure, in part, is provided by the fabric, this product is only available in Omega by Gabriel. The metal structure is in a matte, textured finish to which warm, smooth ash wood armrests provide a contrast and remind us of the castanet’s wooden touch. The structure and armrests are available in black, light grey or brown.


Elephant by Nadadora is a new addition to Sancal’s collection of accessories. Nadadora studio surprises us again with a fresh vision for small, yet essential, pieces.  This time they have chosen time-enduring finishes like oak, copper, graphite, wool, linen and cotton. The design’s simple, geometric squares and rectangles have had their edges rounded to give a slightly more welcoming feel. The family of products comprises three sizes of poufs, one available with a wooden tray.  Fun and versatile, they can fit into any setting for the residential and contract markets as a seat, stool, ottoman or pushed together to form a larger island, aptly named, just look at that little trunk.


Nido, Spanish for nest, means home to a number of species and inspired Rafa García to create this small armchair. The seat or “nest” is supported by a hand-crafted ash wood frame. The upper part provides “branches” into which a comfortable seat is fixed. The upholstery is available in two versions: a soft, loose version with a zip that makes it easy to remove the fabric on the seating area, or a tight, fixed version. The back and sides of the upholstered area are tailored to show off the chair’s lines whereas the seating area is soft and cozy. As the chair has a zip or piping to separate the seat from the back and sides, it is possible to choose two different fabrics.

PION Making her debut creation for Sancal, Parisian Ionna Vautrin has designed a colourful trio of tables and a stool, all inspired by chess pieces. The interesting and appealing colour varieties for the maple wood tables of the collection are mustard, olive, peach and sky-blue . The seat of the stool is in natural leather, chosen to match the colour of the bases of the tables. Pion is highly adaptable and can be shuffled about any space to suit any style.  A truly unique new piece destined for greatness.


Yonoh presents a sofa and armchair with a Japanese touch. The concept, as its name suggests, takes its inspiration from the powerful silhouette of sumo wrestlers, contrasted with the light wooden clogs that they use to and from the ring (dohyo). The wood chosen for the collection is ash, due to its texture and grain. A wide array of stains are available for Sumo, from natural shades to vibrant colours of pinks and yellows. The raised seams help to define the curved lines of the piece.  Interestingly, despite its hefty appearance, Sumo has a small footprint (176cm and 75cm for the sofa and armchair respectively). TALO The result of Sancal’s first collaboration with Sebastian Herkner, Talo takes a new approach to the traditional small armchair. Discreet and distinctive, the design is a departure from all others, yet retaining a familiar form. Talo is extraordinarily comfortable, making it the ideal piece.   Taking its inspiration from mangrove trees, Talo’s most characteristic element is in its feet, thrusting upwards under the fabric, like the roots of a mangrove tree just visible above ground level as they form the trunk.  Available in a range of interesting colours, the mangrove inspired chair is perfect for any setting, including the contract market

TECNO Tecno’s name comes from the electronic system that is hidden in its interior. The wireless remote enables the seat to slide forward while the back reclines to find just the right position.  Technology plus! Designer Rafa García has surprised us all again with a design that is both disciplined and innovative.  Visual intrigue is heightened by utilizing oversized zips instead of using seams.  This system enables the cover on the arm and seat to be removed with the greatest of ease. Moreover, the zips themselves provide a decorative element and a touch of colour.  Matching scatter cusionns also utilizing the oversized zip are available and contain a hidden pocket to keep the remote control for the mechanism handy at all times.  Handy yes?   Tecno boasts a range of modules: three sofas of different width, three sizes of modules, one chaise longue, two poufs and four sizes of scatter cushion.