With nods to both Italian and Nordic design and a twist of mid-century feel, Luca Nichetto’s high-end Hai chair merges classic and contemporary design. Inspired by the sleek form of a whale shark – as suggested by the Finnish “hai” name – the armchair comprises a slender, elegant metal frame and invitingly soft upholstery. What’s more, Hai boasts comfortable functionality; it can be assembled by hand with no tools, making it a darling of the online design world.
Designed by Luca Nichetto
Venetian Luca Nichetto began his career working for respected brands Salviati and Foscarini before launching his own design firm in 2006. A clutch of industry awards followed, as did a guest-of-honour spot at the imm Cologne festival. His Hai collection for Hem combines quality, class and ingenuity.