The new, elegant and high-quality Ila is a refined piece of furniture with a strong personality, expressing utmost comfort, softness and sensuality. Its curved, flexible lines trace out a comfortable and enveloping silhouette. Armchair with outer shell in rigid polyurethane foam and flexible polyurethane foam for the inner shell. Swivelling central steel base in the shape of a cone section. The large headrest adds character to the armchair.
Patrick Jouin was born in Nantes, France, in 1967. After graduating from the École Nationale de la Création Industrielle (ENSCI) in 1992, he started to design for Thomson multimedia under the Art Direction of Philippe Starck.
The designer founded his own agency in 1998 in the 11th arrondissement in Paris and in 1999 he met Alain Ducasse with whom he collaborated designing many restaurants such as the Alain Ducasse au “Plaza Athénée”, “Be boulangerie-epicerie”, in Paris, and Mix New York restaurant.