PATOSO, design awarded at the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Awards19 May, 2022
The legged-pouf designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco wins first place in the “Outdoor Seating” category
The creative poufs take stage on the podium of the best international design! Diabla is in luck, and on May 10, almost 500 designers, architects and manufacturers gathered at One Penn Plaza in Manhattan to meet the winners and honorees of the seventh edition of the NYCxDESIGNAwards, presented by Interior Design Magazine.
Only in the Diabla universe can a soft beanbag-style seat stand up on its legs and then turn into a charismatic PATOSO pouf. With this design, which is part of the 2022 novelties Annex of Diabla, the artist, designer and creative director of the brand, Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, combines the informal nature of a pouf with the comfort of an armchair. An ingenious invention that has captivated the panel of the NYCxDESIGN Awards and is inspired by the methodology and approach of the design of the Italian master Achille Castiglioni, famous for his smart interpretation of everyday reality with the reinvention of objects through research and irony.
PATOSO is a surprising design filled with recyclable polystyrene pearls that turns into a small outdoor lounge chair. Small tubular legs welded to a lightweight aluminum frame, hidden inside, lift it off the ground. The comfort of this piece of furniture is guaranteed thanks to its evenly distributed padding in three compartments, adapting to the body naturally. Its aluminum structure is hidden by an outer cover of water-repellent fabric in an ingenious system with a hidden zipper.
Thanks to its design and materials, PATOSO isperfect for enjoying it in different daylife situations, you can create original and colorful environmentsindoors and movefreely through all kinds of outdoor spaces during the four seasons.
A special thanks to Cindy Allen and Interior Design Magazine team. Looking forward to NYCxDESIGN 2023.