Many design concepts are born on a sheet of paper, but far fewer are developed from a sheet of paper. The Nuez chair by Patricia Urquiola is one such design, with its original concept born from the idea of a gently folded sheet of paper. Nuez is Urquiola’s second collaboration with Andreu World and it’s enveloping form and defined folds are already proving popular with the chair receiving first prize in the Hospitality: Seating category of the HiP Awards presented by Interior Design magazine. Like so much of Urquiola’s work, Nuez has playful and unconventional forms while still being practical and comfortable. “Nuez is born from the idea of creating a chair as if it were a sheet of paper,” Patricia says. Nuez has an injected thermoplastic shell designed to embrace the body when seated. It has a subtle texture on the exterior, and its folded form where the arms and backrest meet is like, as Urquiola suggests, a doubled-over sheet of paper, expressing its materiality and flexibility. The upholstery of the chair accentuates the grooves of the shell, establishing a dialogue between the interior and exterior, and the fabric and thermoplastic. Urquiola created the textile exclusively for the Nuez collection and, like the shell, it has a quilted texture that follows and enhances the forms of the chair, accentuating its softness. Offering a large degree of diversity, Nuez is available with a variety of upholstery options, bases and colours. Four base versions include wooden legs, casters, aluminium four-star and cantilever base, and upholstery options include fully upholstered, with an upholstered sea, or with a padded seat and backrest. Ten distinct colours for the shell and numerous colour possibilities for the seat and backrest make Nuez a highly versatile chair for hospitality, commercial and residential environments. For more information about Nuez, drop us a line at the KE-ZU showroom or view the collection online here.